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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Number 74 done

I rushed things a bit at the end so I could bring my new uke with me to Skåne, the southern part of Sweden. So the pics are from my friend's garden (a garden of unexpected treasures, as you shall see at the end).

The bridge is small and the slot for the saddle is angled. I might change the saddle later, the height at the A-string needs a little finetuning. 

And the bar frets, I tried to show the profile but the rounded off ends make it a bit hard to see. 

Me rocking out in D minor (the saddest of all keys, makes people cry instantly).

But what of the treasure of which I spoke? Well this old garden has really really large lilacs and among them I saw a stump. So I asked my friend and sure enough, the wood was still around. So look here, three fretboard material stumps and a fourth stump of a mystery conifer that had fallen over. Don't know if it's good for anything but I'll bring it home and cleave it. 

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