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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:58 pm 
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Greetings from Brooklyn NY.

I've been wanting to build guitars for a while now. I used to repair acoustic guitars in a stringed instrument shop when I was in college and that planted the seed.
I decided to start with a uke build and if that turned out OK to move on to some guitar kits.
I think the uke turned out great. It looks fantastic, plays great, and sounds sweet. So I've bought 3 OM kits and will start with that this winter.

But first, let me show off the Uke I built.

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I'm pretty proud of myself because I used hot hide glue, lots of inlay (zipflex made it easy), and a french polish finish. I had never done any of those things before so I was pretty happy with it.

This seems like a great community. I'm looking forward to learning from you guys.

Linus


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Sweetness with strings!
Welcome, my friend.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:01 am 
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Dude! Another Brooklyn luthier? Let's talk. I'm by Marine Park. Nice ukulele!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:36 am 
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Very nice indeed

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:42 am 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
Dude! Another Brooklyn luthier? Let's talk. I'm by Marine Park. Nice ukulele!


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Cool. I'm in Park Slope. 5th Ave near Union Street.
It would be great to have someone to bounce ideas off.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:35 am 
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Not far at all. A bit tough to park in your 'hood but that's ok. I sent you a pm.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:06 am 
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Very nice ukulele! In fact, I'd say the amount and quality of the ornamentation is perfect. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Patrick


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Thanks folks.

I'm gearing up to start building a pair of OM's.
One a righty, one a lefty. I'd REALLY like to make the lefty a little thinner, and wedge the back and top. The guy that will get that one has incredibly bad arthritis and finds playing a regular depth guitar difficult. We'll see what happens.


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