Coming to the end of the year for the workshop. Everything for posting has now left the building.
Spending a week or two getting the workshop sorted and thinking about where to go with the instruments in the new year.
A big thank you to all customers past and future.
I’ve just had a load of timber delivered and so will be making lots of new stock over the next month or so.
This means I need to make a bit of space on the workshop walls, hence the sale.
This weekend I’m doing a market in the centre of Sheffield at Tamper Coffee.
I’ve made up a batch of 2 and 3 string tin body ukuleles.
Mostly steel strung and fretless they sound like short scale old time banjos.
Should be putting a few in the shop next week.
The hot apple juice with rum keeps the circulation going.
Last Sunday I spent a day in the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield showing people how I make instruments.
I also raffled off this soprano cigar box ukulele.
Thanks to everyone who contributed. The winning ticket was #30.
Currently making up a batch of ukuleles in tenor and soprano scales.
These are being made from some beautiful walnut, cherry and bubinga with some bits of maple for bindings and rosettes.
Included in this batch are a couple of cigar box ukes, both sopranos.
I’ve also put in a few pics of a commission which shows off some very nice walnut as well as a bit of inlay work.
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.
Double neck ukulele commission is almost done as is the ‘Robina’ cigar box soprano uke. The soprano was heading for the shop but is now sold.
Plans afoot for a OO size 6 stringer as well as a small batch of tenor ukes from some great timbers.
Lots of things moving through the workshop at the minute.
Currently I am working on a soprano cigar box uke for the shop, a double neck uke commission and a 6 string guitar with the front from an old lemon packing crate, again for the shop.
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.
Just finished this commission for a tenor uke.
It has a cedar soundboard and the body and headstock have a black stain with a clear gloss laquer.
The front features a painted heart design supplied by the customer.
Piezo pickups and bone nut and saddle.
Click below for more pics.