These two instruments are now finished and will be sent off to their owners in the next few days. I call the Pinecone the "Beetle" because of the image of the dung beetle at the first fret.
Both have Sitka Spruce soundboards called "bear claw" spruce, The name comes from the light marks which hint that a bear might have clawed the tree. It is pretty scarce and I find it lovely. It is also reputed to make better tone. These two attest to that.
And here are the backs. the Bari has a fancy piece of East indian Rosewood. The Pinecone back and sides are tiger stripe Big Leaf Maple, a great and beautiful instrument wood. Each uke has a MiSi pickup installed.