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Palm Strings Ukulele Festival
February 23-26, 2017
Hilton Palm Springs
April 6-9, 2017
Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV
Design of the workshop continues apace Space planning is fascinating to me. We recently re-designed our kitchen and it is now a functional masterpiece. You won’t see it’s modest design featured in Architectural Digest but whether you’re cooking for...read more
So the “California” bass gave us a LOT of information and we’re incorporating some changes into the next design in the development of our short-scale bass. Here’s a bit of a rundown on the changes. Scale Length We’re actually going to...read more
Our favorite show of the year, the Reno Ukulele Festival, is right around the corner. After a very successful show in Palm Springs in February, we hit the ground running and went right back to the shop. And now, after a lot of steady work, we’re ready for Reno...read more
Base Layer The finish started out with a layer of deep red. This is Milk Paint and it has a very, very flat finish. This is the base layer. Top Layer The next layer is Oyster White This will be the final surface. Milk paint starts out very flat but with a...read more
More progress on the iPbass. We just got in our Geezer Butler signature pickups from EMG so we’ll be routing the body to get it ready for the electronics. We’re progressing on the neck and the truss rod gets installed next. Good...read more
We’re working on a solid body, short-scale, electric bass. Here’s where we are so far. The solid body is plywood. Since she’s a prototype, we’re going with simple utilitarian wood. Not too heavy, not too light, but very stable and strong....read more
From sub-soprano to bari-tenor…and many in between! Semi-hollows, Manzer wedges, asymmetric necks, even the occasional archtop. Jet-intake soundholes, 5-strings, ‘chopstick’ bracing with hidden bits of carbon fibre here and there. Always down with style of course!
Visit our sister site The Happy Ukulele and learn the ‘way of the ukulele’!
“Iriguchi” translates from Japanese as ‘entrance’. You’ll see our name on doors and entries in Japan and Japan-towns around the world.