Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay

A place where you can let us see your finished instruments in all their glory.

Moderators: kiwigeo, Jeremy D

Post Reply
User avatar
Allen
Blackwood
Posts: 5243
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:39 pm
Location: Cairns, Australia
Contact:

Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay

Post by Allen » Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:46 am

I've been asked to build quite a few soprano's the last year and orders still coming in. This one is the third I've built for this client who has a massive collection of instruments and knows what she likes in the way of sound and playability. This time she asked for Koa body for a warmer tone over Australian Blackwood that tends to be much more bright in comparison.

So Koa body with Australian Blackwood (Sapwood) bindings and rosette. The rest is ebony with the inlay being pressure dyed Maple and Faux Ivory that has black scrimshaw shading and color.
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay0.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay1.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay2.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay3.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay4.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay5.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay6.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay7.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay8.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay9.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay10.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay11.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay12.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay13.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay14.jpg
Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay15.jpg
Allen R. McFarlen
https://www.brguitars.com
Facebook
Cairns, Australia

seeaxe
Blackwood
Posts: 767
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:20 pm
Location: Auckland NZ

Re: Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay

Post by seeaxe » Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:05 am

That looks amazing. Particularly the combination of the blackwood binding with the Koa. I would not have thought they would go together but, clearly, they do.
Lovely work, as ever.

How many ukes have you built now Allen??
Richard

User avatar
Allen
Blackwood
Posts: 5243
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:39 pm
Location: Cairns, Australia
Contact:

Re: Koa Soprano with Frangipani Inlay

Post by Allen » Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:40 am

Haven't numbered them but going by my commision list and a rough guess of how many spec ones, it's well over 500. Then another 150 for uke building classes that I ran.
Allen R. McFarlen
https://www.brguitars.com
Facebook
Cairns, Australia

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests