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Michael Van Slyke
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"Thanks, guys! Thanks for the link Ron!  Adding it to my favorites.  Yeah, ergonomics starts to limit how things can be shaped and still work.  I could probably build one shaped like a ten pointed star but I can't think of anyone…"
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"Thanks for sharing - 2 4  and 8"
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"Hmmm. I like 'em. Those look somewhat similar to J.Backlund designs, and other shapes by other designers. Not saying you copied 'em, but it's just that there's a limited number of curves pleasing to the eye and comfortable to…"
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"Those are nice.  I bet #1 would sit nice on the lap.  6 looks lute or dart like.  I favor number 8.  Hey. you got your surgery done,    I hope you are soon recovered and much improved."
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Since building three solid body instruments, I've been brainstorming different shapes. These are some of the ones I like best. #8 is the one I used for an electric ukulele with steel strings and a humbucker pickup. These could be built with…
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"Bluesheart:  Blue painter's tape.  That's all.  Gotta be very ginger taking it off when you're done with it, though.  Some of the border paper will want to come off with it."
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"Congratulations on 100!  I'm edging up close to that number myself.  Ain't it great?"
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"Great looking sunburst job.   Good wishes on your surgery, recovery and improved play.  I have a not so good left thumb right fore arm that kind of hurts the playing some days."
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"Lovely.  What woods did you use for the necks of the 4 string and 6 strings?  Lovely lamination, there."
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Some freebie cigar boxes I had given to me

"I'm still amazed by how good these Fuente boxes sound."
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"I'm really digging the incorporation of that combat infantryman badge!"
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At 12:34pm on February 24, 2014, Rob Uker said…

I just checked out your pics.

You have some very nice looking ukuleles.

At 10:20am on August 14, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Yes I have found that encasing the disc reduces feedback. Like that No.22 of yours with the brass fittings

At 10:44am on September 21, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks mike ,yes nice cbg,s you have there .

At 7:29am on August 27, 2012, joe cerroni said…

Hi Michael, I really like your work. You are a fine craftsman. I dig the unique look of each one of your instruments. The different sound hole and headstock shapes are great!  Keep em coming!

 
 
 

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