A new book on building ukuleles

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A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Graham McDonald » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:10 pm

Gentles,

I have a new book on building ukuleles ready for the printers, titled The Ukulele- an Illustrated Workshop Manual. I am pre-selling copies through a Kickstarter project, with the hope of selling enough to pay for the print run. It is the first comprehensive book on ukulele building that will be available and covers soprano, concert, tenor and baritone sized instruments with a variety of methodologies which can be mixed and matched as the user prefers. Full size plans will be included in a separate envelope glued side the back cover.

There is some info and a few sample chapters which can be downloaded from my website
http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/ukulelebook.html
and the Kickstarter project is at
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gr ... he-ukulele

Feel free to tell your friends and share on Facebook and other social media.

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Pat.Hawkins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:35 am

Good luck Graham,

On the Kickstarter page I was almost scared away when I saw the $464. Then I scrolled further down the page and found the options on the right hand side :D





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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Lillian » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 am

Graham, what are the chances of getting a signed copy? I totally understand if you would rather not. The wife worked at a book shop for years, and I know what an author goes through when signing stock.

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Graham McDonald » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm

Lillian, I would be delighted to sign a copy for you, the only difficulty being that the copies ordered through Kickstarter for backers outside Australia will be mailed out from a mailing house in the US, probably in Los Angeles. That said, I am hopeful of getting the Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) convention in Tacoma WA in July next year and could sign a copy then.

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:54 pm

Looks a good excuse for trip to Australia Lillian :D

Graham McDonald wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Lillian, I would be delighted to sign a copy for you, the only difficulty being that the copies ordered through Kickstarter for backers outside Australia will be mailed out from a mailing house in the US, probably in Los Angeles. That said, I am hopeful of getting the Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) convention in Tacoma WA in July next year and could sign a copy then.

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Lillian » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:07 am

Oh Graham, that would be wonderful. I would love the chance to meet in person. If you are there, lunch is on me.

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Looks a good excuse for trip to Australia Lillian :D

Graham McDonald wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Lillian, I would be delighted to sign a copy for you, the only difficulty being that the copies ordered through Kickstarter for backers outside Australia will be mailed out from a mailing house in the US, probably in Los Angeles. That said, I am hopeful of getting the Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) convention in Tacoma WA in July next year and could sign a copy then.

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by RodC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 pm

Signed up and eagerly waiting. :-)

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by Mike Thomas » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 pm

Me too!
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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by ArmstrongLutherie » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:32 pm

Grahm,

I see the Kickstarter project didn't proceed, sadly. I would still like to get a copy (or the e-book) if you have it available. Please let us know.

Andrew

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Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Post by jjh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 pm

ArmstrongLutherie wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Grahm,

I see the Kickstarter project didn't proceed, sadly. I would still like to get a copy (or the e-book) if you have it available. Please let us know.

Andrew
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