Saturday, 16 March 2019

#29, a Soprano Ukulele


This is the #29, a soprano ukulele, as it was today. After the pic was taken I cleaned up the binding slots and fitted some tortoloid celluloid binding strips around the edges. I'll complete the job tomorrow. The soundboard is King Billy Pine and the back and sides are Tasmanian Blackwood, both fine Tasmanian tonewoods. The neck is Queensland Maple and the fingerboard is Jarrah. I'm going to fit it with Ebony friction tuning pegs, in the style of most of the early mass-produced ukes. The dowels glued into the peghead are Tasmanian Oak bushings to bear against the Ebony. I glued them in today and will drill holes through them for the pegs. It will make sense after I've done the job.

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