" I thought you might be interested in a show I did for Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, broadcast on New Year's Day. The uke will also be on a track on the new Seasick Steve record, to be released in the spring on Jack White's label. I also got to play it at a Robyn Hitchcock show. Hopefully will get the audio of that too. So all in all thoroughly enjoying playing my sweet little friend! Causes a stir wherever it goes :-)"

- John Paul Jones

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 30, 2011
Completed: Oct 25, 2011

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 30

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Dec 30

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Jan 30

rout & glue-in end graft, kerf top edge, kerf bottom edge, brace back

4

Jan 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 30

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels, glue in top binding

7

Jan 30

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Aug 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 24

first coat of oil

10

Jan 30

second coat of oil

11

Jan 30

third coat of oil

12

May 1

fourth coat of oil

13

May 1

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Jan 30

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings