YESTERDAY I mailed off the Koa/Cedar tenor to Trey in Texas, Today Dave came to the workshop to pick up his Walnut/Redwood and this morning I did a final adjustment to the "Blonde" wanting to lower the action by lowering the bridge and the saddle. Doc Weaver is out of town but will pick up his new "Blonde" next week. Each of the tenors has great tone and playability-I am very pleased. My life has been extremely busy during this build and it was months ago that I started these ukes. My thanks to the patient new owners. I hope that you will all find great joy in owning and playing these instruments.
I decided this bridge was too high so I masked off the uke and with plane, scraper and sandpaper lowered it. This allowed me to also lower the saddle and at the same time increase the angle from saddle to pin.
The operation was a success on all counts. The bridge is lower, sleeker, sexier, the string angle is improved and the action at the 12th fret is exactly where I want it.
A COUPLE OF BEAUTIFUL "BLONDES" I have been playing Doc Weavers new tenor on the left and alternating with my current "go-to" uke #38 on the right. They are identical ukes, Koa sides and back, Englemann Spruce tops, Alaska Cedar necks. I thought you might like to take a look. I am quite infatuated with the color contrasts and really like the look. In addition they sound great and both have really playable slim necks. I think I have finally arrived at an ideal neck shape and thickness, these ukes just feel right in the hand. both a joy to play.