Here’s the beginnings of a turtle shell ukulele. All the wood on this except the dark wood at the tuners is cherry, and the dark wood is cocobolo. It will get a rosewood fretboard and saddle, and a bone nut and bridge when all of the parts get here. Don’t worry, I couldn’t hurt a turtle. This shell came from an online taxidermy seller that gave me his word that the turtle was already gone by the time he got the shell.
This is hopefully the first of many ukulele. This one is a concert scale banjo ukulele. This one has a maple neck, bone nut and saddle, and a rosewood fretboard and bridge. The body is an eight inch tambourine.
Today I built a cigar box ukulele for a friend of mine to take with him when he heads off to New York in a few weeks. The neck is maple, the nut and bridge are bone, and the fretboard … Continue reading →
Here’s a highly figured black walnut ak47 stock. The pictures compare it to the standard laminated stock that my wasr10 has. This specific piece of black walnut came from a tree that fell down about 15 years ago on my … Continue reading →