Amazing Isa the Bella del Mar  & Arbol   & Fun Ukulele. 2020 el año muy loco 

Our    journey   of   designing   your   signature    ukulele    together.

Where I buy most of my parts and stuff, just in case you want to daydream about building ukus:

https://www.stewmac.com/

https://www.lmii.com/

https://alaskawoods.com/

http://www.notablewoods.com/

https://www.hooverandstrong.com/

You decided to go with Grover tuners over the Ratios. I agree; I think the tuners sticking out the sides looks kinda cute. 

 

 

 

 

Some houseplant ideas we talked about:

Aucuba japonica

Chamaedorea palms (elegans for example)

Aspidistra

Dracaena / Sanseviera

Bromeliads

Phalaenopsis orchids

El secreto para cultivar plantas en contenedores es usar una mezcla de suelo de drenaje muy rápido que, sin embargo, retenga algo de humedad. La piedra pómez es la mejor, pero puede ser costosa y difícil de encontrar. La roca de lava triturada es muy buena, y cualquiera de estos ingredientes se puede mezclar con corteza o perlita, dependiendo de lo que esté disponible. Algunas plantas quieren un suelo más resistente a la humedad, como el ‘coconut coir’, pero muchas plantas son mucho más felices con al menos el 50% de la mezcla del suelo que es algo así como roca de lava. If you can't access these materials, creativity always saves the day. Just know that drainage is very important in pots. If one investigates some of the more difficult and refined horticultural techniques, such as orchid culture, bonsai, and naturalistic terrariums, one discovers that all emphasize the use of large-particle, high-drainage, well-aerated substrates. The ubiquitous peat-based "potting soil" sold in garden centers around the world is cheap, but simply not suited to long-term plant happiness in pots indoors.  

So far we have decided:

Concert sized ukulele

Hawaiian koa top

Dalbergia 'indian rosewood' back and sides

Paua abalone if at all possible

• 'Evo gold' fretwire - an alloy of copper, tin, iron, and titanium: CuSn15Fe1Ti0.1

•Grover chrome tuners with black buttons

<-- this is your signature inlay we are currently digging, but we are in the process of discussing fretboard and headstock wood/color options and the tuners that go with it. 

Tambien puedes elegir entre varias opciones de fret dots; my main uke has none facing out, but some hidden along the top edge so that I can see them easily while playing. Some people think a dotless fretboard makes you look more expert, while others prefer to decorate the fretboard with all kinds of goodies.

Dark secrets almost nobody knows about me:

I used to be a tattoo artist. Sortof; it was terrible. 

I used to be a rapper. My biggest show was in Ecuador in 2004 (05 maybe) with about 1200 in the audience. I really hope this never comes back to haunt me. 

I used to own a skateboard company. I tried many silly business ideas before I stopped trying to be cool and just did what I enjoyed instead. Skateboards was the most successful of the bad ideas. I didn't lose or gain any money haha

I once was arrested in a case of mistaken identity after I ran a stop sign. I spent the night in jail but they let me go home the next morning, no harm no foul. 

 We tried! 

Your ebony fretboard is thicknessed and slotted. We had a fun conversation that turned into a discussion of how much detail goes into making an ukulele.

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