Friday, February 17, 2017

big tex blue

Ah, she is a beauty. Completed in June 2013, big tex was built with one of my favorite sorts of tins. This is my third concert scale ukulele using a Collin Street Bakery tin with the double Texas Bluebonnet on the lid, but this is the first and only one using the big ten inch tin. It’s got a loud voice and a loud neck tie strap.
  • tin: 10 x 3 1/4 in.
  • scale: 380 mm, 15 in.
  • head to tail: 650 mm, 25 1/4 in.
  • G .010, C .015, E .011, A .008
  • maple neck
  • cocobolo fret board
  • silk neck tie strap
This instrument was snapped up by a resident of the great state of Texas as a tin wedding anniversary gift (that’s the 10th anniversary in case you were wondering). Thanks again D. Your purchase made all this fooling around so much more worth it.

big tex blue from The Tinkers Damn on Vimeo.