Two more instruments are in process. A Bubinga/Bear claw Spruce tenor for Lee in California, and a baritone for Beth in Illinois to match the tenor I just sent her. It will be East Indian Rosewood and water tank Redwood also.
The baritone neck will be Hounduran Mahogany and the tenor neck is tiger stripe maple. The necks are ready to attach to the soundboards now. today I selected the wood for the bodies. Some lovely Rosewood and Bubinga.
Here is the underside of the Kasha baritone. Each of these little tone bars has a purpose in distributing the sound. of prime importance is that none of them reach the sides which means the entire top of the uke is free to vibrate and make sound. Also that the bass strings are braced more heavily than the tenor strings.