Pineapple ukulele

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Pineapple ukulele

Postby Tom Snape » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 am

A pineapple uke with a concert scale neck on a soprano size body. Top and back are sugar maple, sides are cherry, both local wood. The neck is cedro with granadillo fingerboard. I use spanish heel construction. Strings go through the bridge and are knotted on the inside. I tried a zero fret on this one.
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Re: Pineapple ukulele

Postby Claude Marino » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:58 am

Don't have the slightest clue why, I really like that body shape. It's very cool looking. Never knew it was called "Pineapple". The wood is gorgeous. Cedro is a type of Cedar (duh on me). My 12 String is Cherry and Cedar and I love it. That is one very cool looking Uke. How's it sound?
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Re: Pineapple ukulele

Postby Tom Snape » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks Claude! The shape is my rendering of the pineapple uke shape first introduced by Kamaka early last century. I drew the lines with curves that were pleasing to my eye; less boxy or squared-shouldered than some other contemporary pineapple ukes.

I have always liked the ray flecked appearance in wood. This maple was cut from my yard and looks great when cut on the quarter.

How's it sound? Like a ukulele, haha. Seriously though, I think it sounds good. It's not the loudest uke I've made, but has a nice mellow tone.
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Re: Pineapple ukulele

Postby Jo Dusepo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Great work :)
I specialise in historical & world instruments.
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