This is a terrible disease I suffer from. I just cannot seem to stop starting a new instrument, when the last one gets to the French Polish stage. This afternoon the "New Build Fever" struck again and I found myself in the workshop selecting, cutting, and thinning wood. Here we go again.
Here are the major parts and pieces of instrument #108. It will be a Kasha Tenor ukulele with a soundboard of Port Orford Cedar and a body of Bubinga. I have chosen Spanish Cedar for the neck and Honduran Rosewood for the fretboard and bridge. The peg head plate with be my customary spalted maple and the binding will be figured koa. It ought to be a very pretty ukulele.
This baritone would have to be considered it's big brother, or at least it's inspiration. This combination of Bubinga and the lighter woods is quite pleasing. The brown tones of Honduran Rosewood match it perfectly. I expect it to sing beautifully as well.