"Lately I have been getting around the problem by using nylon strings. They sound grat with a slide and chording is do able without frets so I have the best of both worlds without the added time and trouble of fretting. I build to a baritone uke…"
"This is an interesting question. I am more of a player than a builder but I have recently found a simple design I like and can play well that I can sell for not too much money. I really only need it for the people who approach me after I play and…"
You are most welcome, and I hope you enjoy it. That story about those heroes that day is a story that bears repeating for generations to come. I look forward to seeing you video of the guitar in action....Dan
Sorry bout the time lag, I wasn't scrolling down far enough and did not see your post. These are larger than my regular portable bongos, 8 10, 12, 14", and with mallets they sound like timbales. I usually use 1/2' no void ply with 1/8" plywood tops. I use small hinges to achieve a collapse the base. Will try and add a short video clip soon.
I wasn't just commenting on it as a Christmas song (some Christmas songs really wouldn't stand up at any other time of year). To me it is really good performance in any context. I can listen to to it at any time of year.