"YAMA-UKE" Baritone Ukekele. My first Ukelele build. Built this for a friends 60th birthday. Body is a metal side panel from a mid-70's Yamaha RS100 motorcycle.
Neck is Iroko and the fretboard is walnut. The pick up is a 8K toaster mini-humbucker with volume and tone knobs. I inserted a 1962 sixpence to commemorate the year my friend was born. The build provided a few challenges due to the uneven shape of the "body" but all came out good in the end
He loves it and can't put it down... mission accomplished.

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on July 29, 2022 at 7:30am

Thanks AGP. It has been a while I will try to get on the Nation a bit more.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on July 29, 2022 at 7:29am

Thank you for your kind comments Derek and Doug.

Comment by AGP # on July 28, 2022 at 10:07pm

"Cool Lookin' Build Bob", and nice to see you back on the Nation :-)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on July 28, 2022 at 6:58pm

Very, very cool Ambrose! It’s easy to see why he won’t put it down.

Comment by Derek Rose on July 28, 2022 at 6:30pm

Very cool!

Comment by BrianQ. on July 28, 2022 at 2:53pm

That’s awesome, lucky guy!!

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on July 28, 2022 at 12:19pm

Thank you Unc J...and it is great to hear from you.  Yes, I have been trying to do those things you have written, haha. Been sorting my life out since I took early retirement last year.  Music is developing and I need to start building a bit more. Sorry I haven't been on the nation for a while.

Comment by Uncle John on July 28, 2022 at 12:07pm

Bob!  Long time no see!   I hope you are biking, motorcycling and making music.  This one is cute as heck and the first time I ever saw this done.   I had use of a Yamaha Twin Jet One Hundred back in the day.

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