NOW THAT THE fretboards are cut, grooved, and have their mother of pearl dots it seemed like time to photograph each of the concerts. Now you can begin to see what they will look like at finish time. Mind you these pictures are taken with fretboards just sitting on the necks, bridges just roughly positioned and not glued, and the G peg head just sitting there-BUT ! you can get a pretty good idea what these ukes are going to look like. I am kind of pleased. I suspect they are going to turn out to be handsome PLAYERS.
NO. 41 has a western red cedar top, australian blackwood sides and back, ebony fretboard and honduran mahogony neck. Rosewood binding fits with its overall wood palette. This is apt to be a sweet sounding instrument.
This Uke will sport the Lacewood fingerboard and bridge. It is amazing wood and I think will go nicely with the Englemann Spruce soundboard
N0. 40 has a honduran rosewood fretboard and bridge. This is beautiful rich brown wood that matches perfectly with the Englemann Spruce top
Mother of pearl dots accent the fretboard both top and side. The peg head will have a spalted maple piece with the Griffin g.
This is #42. I think it is going to be very pretty. The mother of pearl dots look fine despite the business of this interesting wood.
I look forward to finishing the blackwood sides and backs. I think it will pop and be very rich.
So here they are, three concerts just beginning to try on their fancy clothes. There is lots of sanding, fitting, fretting and finishing ahead but these ukes are going to be good ones. Keep tuned, I will include you in the next steps. Brian