Stu paid for his uke today, and in the envelope with the check was his sticker. Here it is on my tenor case. Love it, but I could not ignore the alliteration. Fuchs, Ukes Nukes. A little more than coincidence don't you think. If you can blow it up, note the Fuchs .com signature at the bottom right.
Had to separate these sister baritones today. Ron came to pick his up. On the left is my keeper. Identical in every way to Ron's on the right except for the wood of the neck and the radiused fretboard on Ron's. Two of the best instruments that I have built. Kind of hated to see them part, but we are each going to enjoy playing our sister.
Interesting to note the angle of the saddle between these two baritones. The one on the left indicates a saddle that dips a bit to the left, the traditional tilt to achieve intonation. The intonation on that Bari is good but not perfect. The Bari on the right seems to tilt to the right. The saddle, set with the intonation jig, has resulted in absolutely perfect intonation at the 12th fret. Live and learn.
Here is Ron, with his new Griffin Baritone. He is happy, I am happy, the Rooster is happy.
I spent a lot of time this morning running this back though the sander getting it thinned down the the .090 I wanted. What wild wood. It will be fun to put the finish on it. East Indian Rosewood gone mad.
I did'nt ignore you Rich. I got your back down to the proper thickness as well. I even thinned down the side pieces. I guess my next step will be to put the braces on these backs. Both amazing pieces of wood.