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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tenor ukulele soundboard

This figure-eight shape is the outcome of years of trying to achieve MY perfect silhouette... Not quite there yet, on account of my rather primitive method of bending wood, but pretty good.
The soundboard is made with my favorite: yellow cedar (yellow cypress, Alaskan cedar, nootka cedar... cupressus nootkatensis). The pale yellow has naturally darkened with the finish. There's a slight dark spot under the soundhole: a reminder that the wood comes from what was an actual living organism, warts and all.

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