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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:46 am 
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I decided to enter the challenge as a hopeful newbie.

I've built a lot of necks and finger boards for Cigar Box and Tin Resonator instruments, but have little experience with building full-scale-start-to-finish stringed instruments. I will have to challenge the term "local" to mean "wood that's already on my shelf". I have several species to choose from, and some of it may very well be local...who knows?

I have several projects underway, and will post photos and other documentation, but probably won't decide which one is the actual entry until I see which one is less embarrassing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:50 am 
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Welcome, and please be sure to post lots of pictures, and ask lots of questions along the way.... Can't wait to see your finished instrument.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:09 am 
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Okay...here we go:

The wood choices (so far) - A slab of Mahogany and some Spruce

The start ups -
1) One-Piece, Solid Body, Electric Ukulele
2) A jumbo-bodied ukulele, a.k.a, "Mariach-ulele"

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:29 pm 
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The one-piece Uke is a cool idea!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:49 pm 
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dzsmith wrote:
The one-piece Uke is a cool idea!


Thanks. I am making two at once, to see which method of shaping works best.

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