Just finished this soprano ukulele. Made from a nice old Robina cigar box.
Neck is cherry with a maple stripe. Zebrano head veneer. Bone nut and saddle. Nice Grover tuners, Aquilla strings and piezo pick up.
Finish is a very hard shellac.
Another commission from an Everly Pregnant Brother, finished just in time for the sell out show at the Sheffield Leadmill.
This one was a soprano. The box was dismantled and the top thinned down before being reassembled.
Sycamore neck with some nice reclaimed timber for the headstock veneer.
As usual bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge and piezo pick ups.
Been on with a cigar box ukulele commission recently. Here are a few pics of the build.
90% finished and nearly ready to go. Made from a great old toffee tin with a snakeskin effect paint finish. Shows plenty of age and wear and tear, patina is another word for it.
Maple neck with a walnut fretboard. Headstock has a pearloid cap and tulip tuners in a nod to those beautiful 40′s German archtops with all that over the top decoration. The fretboard is inlaid with shell markers. This shell is from freshwater mussels! No endangered species here. I found some a while ago, already picked over by the birds, just waiting for a new use.
Love the contrast of the battered tin and the new woodwork.
Sounds nice and lively but not harsh. Surprisingly un-tinny.
Lots of interesting stuff going on in the workshop at present. Finally got everything set up and working how I want it.
A couple of repair jobs on the bench as well as a couple of custom cigar box stylee new builds.
This old toffee tin is getting the full on 1940s treatment. Perfect for a small crusty old valve amp.