Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Muerto Uke (IWW#071)

A very cool person in Virginia Beach is married to another very cool person who contacted me to make her a uke for this past Christmas.  She had gone to a party with her face painted like a Dia de los Muertos skull not too long before that, and she is a pretty rockin' human anyway, so it made sense to incorporate that.  I had this black cigar box that was begging to be used, but had not been sure who should get it.  It was one of those moments of a lot of things coming together beautifully, yielding the Muerto Uke.  The neck is a leg off of an old piano, which had a sort of Gothic profile when I cut it into the peg-head.  Sounds pretty good, too:

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