I have a new ukulele

For the past month or so, I’ve been taking a class at the Colorado School of Lutherie, in which I built a tenor ukulele. Class was twice a week for three hours a night, and nominally five weeks in duration. It actually lasted for a couple of extra sessions, and I had a final session on Saturday that wasn’t part of the standard class (I learned how to install a pickup in my instrument).

I’m quite pleased with the way it came out. The sound is a rather more “trebley” than I care for, but Edward, who ran the class, tells me that the lower tones will develop as the instrument is played, and getting the sound “bright enough” when the instrument is built is the hard part.

Here’s the picture of the class with our ukes. I’m in the front row on the left side of the photo. Click for a larger view.

Class photo - ukulele class

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