Here’s the latest news about my custom Boat Paddle ukulele being built by Jerry Hoffmann…
Jerry: Hi Julie, I’m back to work on your ukulele and it’s starting take shape. All the wave inlays and fret slots are done on the fingerboard. The neck is roughed out; next the fingerboard will be glued on and final rough shaping done. Here are some photos showing work on the neck:
The neck stock is cut in two at the same angle the head stock will be.
The short end is flipped and glued to the other piece to form the head stock
angle. This is stronger than if the neck was cut from one piece of stock
because the wood grain runs parallel to the string tension.
Here’s the fingerboard and the neck after it has been roughed out.
In this photo you can see the outline of the head stock. The fingerboard
will be glued in place next. – Jerry
I think those new fretboard markers are going to look great! No one else will have a ukulele just like mine, that’s for certain