September 17, 2019 at 9:19 am #30687
Here’s the new uke. Took two weeks to make with wonderful musician and friend, Cary Lewincamp. You should look him up! He has a beautiful workshop in Hobart in Tasmania.
This is “Here comes the rain again” Annie Lennox, on my new uke. Arrangement by James Hill from his book “Duets for One” Very fun.September 17, 2019 at 9:45 am #30689
Beautiful @lyndallk! I also have James Hill’s Duets for One but haven’t tried any songs in it yet. Perhaps it is time!
Is building your own uke a cost-saving process (spending time rather than money)? Or is the experience the emphasis?September 17, 2019 at 10:24 am #30692
So impressed, Lyndal. Construction and playing. Sounds so good.September 17, 2019 at 11:55 am #30696
Beautiful sounding and looking uke lynda!
💖 That’s cool you stuck with local Tasmania materials too.
Great playing on rain!September 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm #30701
Wow! Beautiful uke and great sound. Amazing that something so pretty could be made in 2 weeks.
-RonSeptember 17, 2019 at 4:25 pm #30702
That’s so cool!September 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm #30703
What beautiful crystal clear sound and great playing!
Thanks fir sharing.September 17, 2019 at 10:35 pm #30717
So great!September 18, 2019 at 3:18 am #30719
Thanks for all the kindness uke family! I do like the sound of this uke. Thank goodness!!!
@nthibode at first I wasn’t interested in building a uke. A mutual friend of mine and Cary kept encouraging me. Then I went to concert of his three sons and one had his home made bass. He said there’s nothing like playing an instrument you’ve made. Then I got interested. But it took about three years to get a good time and it cost a really lot of money. All that expertise, timber, use of machinery and tools and turns out the undivided attention of a great instrument maker. For me it was worth every penny. And I understand how ukes (and guitars) work and are built so much better now.
By the way I love “duets for one”. Some are quite hard but so satisfying. I’ve only really done this one and summertime.
@recdog. It was very intensive and about 8 hours a day. And actually I was slow so we needed a few hours on a couple of extra days.September 18, 2019 at 4:48 am #30724
That turned out beautifully!
@nthibode – It’s certainly not cheap but depending on how good you are, you will probably end up with an instrument for less than you would pay for a good custom or a K brand. Lyndalls is absolutely beautiful by the way. Then it’s just a matter of whether you can spend 2 weeks away from work. You would also need to factor in accommodation expenses and air fares if you were doing it away from home like Lyndall did. It would be much easier for me because Cary lives down the road, but I just can’t afford to take 2 weeks off work.September 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm #30763
What an amazing thing to do!!!
It is beautiful Lyndall.
I think it needs an Australian Aboriginal rag print Uke strap to finish it off:
September 18, 2019 at 7:29 pm #30769
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Beautiful, Lyndall. The music & the ukulele! Awesome!September 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm #30782
nthibodeParticipantSeptember 22, 2019 at 7:18 am #30889
wow! lovely instrument and impressive playing! Congrats on your new uke, Lyndall.September 30, 2019 at 9:58 am #31003
Thanks Sarah, Anne, nthibode!
Mistaken they’re gorgeous stars for sure.
It was a retirement project. Luckily I used to live in Tasmania and have a lot of places to stay for 3 weeks. But it is a long time for sure.
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