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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Baritone





































I haven't posted in a month, but I have not been idle...


My first baritone, and a bit of a gamble at that since I used the same maple veneer for the soundboard as for the sides: gorgeous wood but more akin to skin than to a piece of wood.
A lot of work went into it, in particular the general design, shaping the headstock and the bridge the bridge, and then, the last three days spent shaping 4-5 different nuts and 3 saddles before I could get the action exactly right.

I'm pleased (overlooking minor flaws), not only by the beauty of the various woods once finished, but also by the sound: like re-discovering the uke all over again!








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