Walnut / Redwood Soprano

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Tom Snape
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Walnut / Redwood Soprano

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This is a long scale soprano ukulele that I recently made as a gift for my parents. The walnut back, sides, and headplate came from walnut logs that were cut down on my grandparents' property about 30 years ago. My dad (a furniture builder) arrived after the trees had been bucked up into 12" lengths for firewood. He saved a couple of the larger pieces and passed them on to me recently. I came up with the idea to make three-piece sides by adding a short filler piece at the heel. This is the second one I made this way and it works out well, and I have enough wood to make several more from the same logs. The top is sinker redwood from California.


ImageLN_Soprano_Uke_01 by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

ImageLN_Soprano_Uke_02 by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

ImageLN_Soprano_Uke_03 by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

ImageLN_Soprano_Uke_04 by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

ImageLN_Soprano_Ukes_08 by Thomas Snape, on Flickr

Eric Crawford
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Re: Walnut / Redwood Soprano

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Those are beautiful. Nice job with the plates.

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Bryan Bear
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Re: Walnut / Redwood Soprano

Post by Bryan Bear »

Very elegant! I like that rosette a lot.
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