A recent creation influenced by Sam Kamaka Jr’s 1940’s cigar box ukulele.
Built from merbau side/neck/fretboard/bridge and pine braced marine laminate front and back, this is a concert scale length uke. Fretboard has a 9.25” radius, something I don’t usually add to my ukuleles.
Finishing in linseed oil and beeswax gave the uke a nice dark aged look.
It’s reasonably thin bodied, but rings out nice as the strings settle in.
It’s been a while since I posted a project here. An alternative (if here for projects not photos) is to check out my YouTube channel as I have a bunch of historic and up coming project builds there also: https://m.youtube.com/c/MikeHawkey/videos