06-20-2011 12:24 PM
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Tenor, based on an old 12-fret Martin design.
I'm going to go a bit wide on the nut (36mm) to make it fingerstyle friendly.
I also plan to add a zero-fret, because I hate the nut action on just about every uke I've played.
06-20-2011 01:08 PM
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06-20-2011 09:01 PM
Because it is there. The same guy teaching the guitar building class offered this class first, so I figured it'd be a good practice run. Basically all the same steps as building a guitar, just smaller scale. I'd rather screw up on this one and learn from my mistakes for the guitar build. In the same 10-day timeframe of this class, I'll try to learn how to play the uke too. BTW, one of the students in the class makes jewelry. She offered to help me with my logo inlay.
Why a uke as a first build though?
06-21-2011 12:54 AM
06-21-2011 07:30 AM
No truss rod for the uke. That headstock picture is a bass. Just inspiration for my headstock design. What do you think? Can I sell a million of them?
Why a truss rod?
06-21-2011 07:35 AM
Why a truss rod?
06-21-2011 12:02 PM
06-21-2011 01:24 PM
06-21-2011 01:31 PM
We're sort of flying by the seat of our pants. I grabbed some curly maple binding today for the body, and I also plan to use it to bind the fretboard. It's kind of a "whatever you have time for" deal. Not planning to bind the headstock. I'm thinking of putting a two-layer veneer on both the headstock face and back, and I'll reveal the inner layer when I route the slot and bevel the edges.
Will you be using a binding?
06-21-2011 01:36 PM
06-21-2011 01:43 PM
Wow! I didn't realize those two were offering classes. Both of them are world-renowned. Rick even had a book written about him (Guitar: An American Life). Let me know when you sign up for their class, and I'll join you. The class I'm taking is with a local guy on the island.
Is this the place? http://www.soundguitarworkshop.com/ I've never really had the urge to build my own instrument. However, this does look interesting.
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