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I made this for the daughter of a friend. It is tenor scale. The decorations are done with "Grafix Clear Rub-Onz". Bone nut and saddle with a piezo rod pickup under the saddle. The box is from Joann Fabric and Craft store. The cut-outs for the sound holes were roughed in with a Dremel cutting bit and finished with small files. The string holes on the tail are reinforced with eyelets used to decorate scrapbooks. It has 20 frets which may be overkill.
Very pretty. I really like the use of the rub-ons for the fret markers. Did you coat them with anything?
I use shellac for the finish and there are at least two coats over the decoration. I find if you spray too much on at once they tend to crinkle. So light coats.
I took the Uke to the office today to give to my friend. Our general manager picked it up (he plays guitar) and in a few minutes was picking out a melody. I wish I could have videoed it. The CB Gitty amp I built has also been a hit with the guitar players in the office.
hi jillian, you done it again' looks great' bet your friend was happy with it, what timber did you use for the neck??, the rod pickups seem to work really well too don't they. well done.
I had a lot of fun with this one. The neck is poplar with a red oak fingerboard. I think the box may be basswood, I bought it a craft shop. The pickups do work great but they need a preamp or a good boost on the input gain of the amp.
Poplar with Red Oak fingerboards are fantastic-the neck remains easy to shape and the Oak adds strength and warp resistence. I tried solid Oak omce and I spent months shaping and sanding (hand tools only i'm afraid)...
That Ukulele is absolutely gorgeous BTW-your friend's daughter is one lucky lady.
It is official now....you have the CB BUG! It isn't terminal, but it never goes away and the only known cure is "build, build build"! Great job!!!