At last I am back to work and making some new instruments! I have not completed a new one since February, too many other projects and distractions. This little Texas Bluebonnet tin from the Collin Street Bakery was a fine choice for getting back to the rasps and hammers. This is the fourth ukulele I’ve built with these pretty tins. I’ve used the big ones and the medium ones, but this is my first go with a wee one. The history of the state of Texas plays out on the sides while the state flower and a rudimentary map grace the lid. She’s a big winner in a diminutive size! Wee has now found a new home with a friend in Portland where I'm sure she'll make the rafters ring.
- tin: 170 x 77 mm, 6 3/4 x 3 in.
- scale length: 380 mm, 15 in.
- head to tail: 620 mm, 24 1/2 in.
- G .010, C .015, E .011, A .008
- maple neck
- teak fret board
- stainless fork and rest
- silk neck tie strap