Three at a time, thats about a maximum number for me, but these three ukes got finished in 31 days and are now ready for the final sanding and the french Polish. Each with NYC Water Tank Redwood tone boards and East Indian Rosewood bodies. Just like the Kasha Tenor that Stu Fuchs plays so frequently. I am confident these will have the same rich tone, if you could only play as well as Stu does.
'they may look like triplets but there are differences, Note that the middle one has no marker dots on top. Randy wanted dots only on the side of the fret board. He also nixed the yin/yang
All they need now is the final sanding and about two weeks of French Polish. Then they will sing.
This morning they needed a bit of final trim work. Here i am using a jewelers saw to cut the excess from the little nut mate I like to include to accent the white nut. Note the crazy spalt lines on Olga's uke. She said she liked wild wood.
These are the patterns, one paper, one lucite, that I use to mark the final shape and the tuner holes on the peg heads,
And now the rasp is used to take the peg head down to that just drawn shape. Then the holes for the tuners are drilled on the drill press.
The peg heads are carefully sanded down to the proper thickness to accept the Gotah tuners
Just to be sure, a tuner is tried out. Aw! the perfect thickness. We can proceed to some last shaping of the neck and then ------
WE CAN CALL THESE BABIES BUILT
5/24/2020 04:20:17 am
It's interesting to see the three instruments under the heading of TRIPLETS!!! and quite accurate to say the least. Even though there are similarities between them they were also properly identified as being different from one another. Custom built instruments offer up so much more when the luthier works closely with each new and often repeat clients, as the many who have found their way to acquiruing a Griffin instrument.
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