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jon.eckart

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Here's some photos of my almost completed 3 stringer. It's a present for my friends grand daughter. The family is from the Kirribati Islands and they love any thing to do with the water so I used a dolphin theme for the instrument. It's out of meranti which is the only thing I can get locally as we live in central Australia.

 

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im guessing that it is eather dark red meranti or baulau. did you hand carve or power carve it? how does it sound i would think the wood would be too soft to give it a real sharp tone.

 

you might want to post photos of this on the wood wisperer forum im sure alot of those guys would like to see more stuff like this.

 

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The soundboard unfortunately is meranti ply as are the sides. I needed to make it before Christmas and didn't have anything else lying around. It takes about 4 weeks to get some guitar wood mailed to where we live. The meranti carves quite nicely but quite coarse grained. I have used some thin ply I scavenged off of some furniture for soundboards on ukuleles and it is quite good. Anyway the friend's grand daughter liked it and could play the 3 chords for a song in about 5 minutes. The 3 strings CEG with 2 frets make it fool proof for a beginner.

 

Regards,

Jon

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