SG ukulele

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  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, I don't sand between clear coats; I just pile it on, then sand back through different paper grades to a flat finish around 1500-2000. It looks ugly & bumpy at first, but turns out OK.
     
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    beerbelly Well-Known Member

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    I'm making two Ukes simultaneously; after my friend found out I was making the SG, he asked me to make an acoustic version for his daughter's birthday. He bought me a premium mahogany kit from StewMac, and I have a newfound respect for acoustic guitar builders. I can tell you it's way more complicated than a solid body guitar! Just got the first coat of clear finish on it today.

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    Done! I'm leaving the pickguard & pickup plastic on until I get the action & intonation set up, but it already sounds great! It's set up for high G tuning right now, but I may play around with that.

    Done front.JPG Done back.JPG Done headstock front.JPG Done headstock back.JPG Done, side by side with '64 Jr.JPG
     
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    Whoa !
     
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    Brilliant job! That is a really nice build. Now we need to hear it in action.
     
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    Looks great!
     

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