Front and Back Petroglyph
On this Hawaiian tenor ukulele I have taken an old theme and applied it to the front and back. This is the last full set of this particular Koa that I have and the laser cut petroglyph design really shows up well in the sap wood. In case you are interested, the laser cut is done before the top is braced and jointed to body. This way I can back fill the cut so that the pattern is flush when finished.
The binding is curly Koa and the accent wood is Vanuatu Maidou Burl. The finger board and bridge are ebony species. The neck is a combination of Oregon Black Walnut with a 5 ply stringer: curly maple, lacewood, koa, lacewood, curly maple. I think the neck turned out bitchin’. Unless I do a fully laminated neck, this is about as wide a stringer that I think is appropriate for such a small neck.
The tuners are Gotoh gold planetary, the strings are PHD low “G” and the frets are gold “evo” frets from LMI. George, are you getting excited yet?