Hey Friends- I just got back from a tour to the northwest. During the off days we stayed with Gordon and Char from Myamoe ukuleles. As a threesome we built a uke in their shop and it turned out great! Here are some specs:
-Myrtle top, back and sides
-Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge
-Soprano body with 14 fret 15inch scale
-Peghed tuners, florocarbon strings and K+K pickup
Here are some pics of the process!
The top and back thickness sanded and braced:
Bending the sides!
The ebony endgraft and the sides with blocks and linings:
Gluing the top and back on:
The fretboard, notice the side dots but no front dots:
Gluing it on:
Here is the body and neck waiting for assembly:
And clamped together!
Here it is after the 2nd coat of tru-oil finish. Check out that crazy myrtle!
Gluing the Bridge:
You can see some final well lit pics here.
How does it sound? Well, like a soprano with a tenor hiding inside of it! More videos later, but for now, check this out!
Thanks to Gordo and Cha-re-re for their incredible generosity. I had fun and learned a ton!