A Movingui tenor ukulele

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A Movingui tenor ukulele

Post by mooshalah » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:00 pm

This is a ukulele I finished a few months ago. I just got lazy about posting pictures on the forum, until now.

Back and sides - Movingui ("African Satinwood").
Back - and end-stripe - Queensland Rose Mahogany.
Soundboard - Queensland Rose Mahogany.
Bindings - Quilted Maple (Acer spp.)
Head-plate - Blackwood.
Bridge - Satin Box, Blackwood.
Neck - Honduran Mahogany (grown in Fiji)
Fingerboard / rosette - Satin Box.
Fret markers - Snakewood.
Purfling - Bits and pieces of coloured veneer.

In retrospect, I think I should / could have been a bit more creative about the placement and geometries of the sound-hole and "rosette" (which is in this case a solid extension of the fingerboard) and angles and curves to do with the bridge; Maybe next time!

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Re: A Movingui tenor ukulele

Post by Mark McLean » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:20 pm

I love the style and look of that. I think the offset soundhole and "rosette" is very creative - have never seen anything like it before. The curved bridge is a really nice part of the theme also. Overall, a very pleasing design (very funky and retro), and the building looks excellent too. Great job!

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Re: A Movingui tenor ukulele

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:56 am

Nice work Frank..

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Re: A Movingui tenor ukulele

Post by lamanoditrento » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 am

Great rosette! I like the bound fretboard inlays too. Well done Frank

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