This Mahogany and Sitka Spruce Kasha Tenor got its strings today and burst into sound. Wow! now I understand why Mahogany has been a traditional and revered ukulele wood. This Hog can sing.
The pitch pocket on the face of this lovely "Bear claw "spruce top sure doesn't affect its tone. This uke is going to make someone very happy.
The morning began by installing and drilling holes in the tiny neoprene string ports in the bridge. Each hole sized to the diameter of the string that it will protect.
Then a string is pushed down through that hole and retrieved out of the sound hole where a simple double overhand knot is tied in its end, tightened and trimmed , and then the string is pulled back and attached to the tuner.
When all the strings are tightened and brought to tune this baby is ready to sing. "I will be cleaning up around the bridge a bit"
This uke not only sounds great, I think its pretty too, even with that beauty spot on the sound board.
Oops, I need to put the label inside tomorrow. The tuning machines are Gotah UPT's I am very pleased with these rather new tuners by Gotah. 4 to 1 gear ratio, Reliable and firmly installed. They work very smoothly.
The D'Adderio tuner doesn't come with it but they are sure handy little out of the way tuners. the wound bass strings are super smooth. It is strung Low G.