Paisley Ukulele

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Teresa Wiggins
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Paisley Ukulele

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I made this from a kit and hand-painted it. Unfortunately, the neck came apart from the body. It didn't have any pins or dowels, just glued on, and I didn't know any better at the time. It sat broken for a couple of years. So, the other day I found her and I added two dowels and glued it back together. She's re-strung now. Hoping it holds together this time.
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Teresa Wiggins
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Pics don't do this justice, she sparkles from the iridescent paint!
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The pattern also reminds me of Scandinavian rosemåling as much as paisley.

I’m so used to ornate instruments being full of inlay and hardware that it takes a little mindset adjustment. Painting on the soundboard isn’t new certainly, but resides in a different space in my mind. I like it. I might have to try it.
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Teresa Wiggins
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Re: Paisley Ukulele

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Paisley was just what came to my mind as the closest thing to call it. Painting (on canvas or watercolors) is one of my greatest pastimes, so I guess it naturally bled into my instruments. :D
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Re: Paisley Ukulele

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Looks great. Not sure what went wrong for you but glued butt joints on ukuleles are pretty common with some pretty big builders.
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Love the paint job! Ukes are fun little instruments to build and play- an instrument that doesn't have to be taken "seriously", but can be.
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Post by Darrel Friesen »

Looks great Teresa. Ukuleles punch way above their weight!
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