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Happy birthday Tony, and welcome to your custom ukulele build page.
This is where I will summarize all the details of your custom ukulele and keep you up to date on the process. Since there are a wide variety of custom options available, those details remain to be determined. Your 30% down payment of $720 is taken care of, so everything is set to design and begin construction of your custom ukulele worth $2400 CAD. Your tenor instrument will feature protective nylon bindings with decorative purfling lines and rosette, a matte finish, and Grover tuners. Designing your instrument is an important part of the process and it is where the fun really starts.
Your uke will be finished on or before 2/20/2020, and shipped within two business days if full payment has been received. The box of magical wonderful goodies will be shipped to
1685 H Street #25037
Blaine WA 98230
Here are the details of your instrument:
• Swartzia cubensis back and sides:
• Chamaecyparis spp. known as "false cypress" or "yellow cedar" for the top and neck.
• Cordia dodecandra "ziricote" fretboard with bamboo side fret dots.
• Black plastic binding
• Purflex Florentine2 purfling and fat rosette to emulate this example:
• Matte finish
• headplate to match the dark appearance of the body and fretboard.
• Grover tuners
• Macassar ebony bridge
• bone nut and saddle
Your instrument will feature products and/or materials from my personal collection of wood reclaimed from various sources over the years, primarily estate furniture. It will also feature materials from the following suppliers:
https://www.lmii.com/ (wood, finish materials, fretwire)
https://www.stewmac.com/ (finish materials, tuners)
http://purflex.net/ (purfling, rosette)
10/18/19 Your beautiful Swartzia back has been bookmatched and joined, and and the sides are bent.
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