Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Seafaring Uke (IW#057)

A friend had a birthday last month, and she has been wanting a uke.  She is one of a group of people that I know that have at some point all been sailors on historic tall ships, and now works at Rockport Marine making beautiful (and sometimes less-than-beautiful) boats more beautifuller.

I had this little square box for a while, trying to figure out what the best application for it would be, and this seemed to be it.  I have also been interest
eted in what happens when the shape of the sound hole is changed.  All of those came together in a "chirpy" (to use her description) little uke with an anchor-shaped sound hole.  Here it is: