the iUblog

All the latest stuff. Dave's musings, announcements, deep thoughts, haikus...all that kind of stuff.

Lots going on in the shop these days

We're working on a lot of Keystones including a very special chopsticks braced one. We've just added the finish on the interiors of this set and we'll be closing them up this week. We've added this step of finishing the insides to increase the weatherproofing of our...

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Shop Update – “Maria”

Updates on ukulele "Maria" December 26, 2014.   Soundboard has been braced and the bridge plate is in place. The interior of the body has three coats of finish and has been final sanded. Also the K&K Sound Twin Spot internal pickup has been installed. Next...

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Savanna

Dear Dave, I just wanted to send you a note to tell you again how completely thrilled and content I am with my beautiful, new, hand-carved Iriguchi Ukulele. The tone is so rich and clear, my heart can barely let my hands stop playing. Ukulele "Savanna" has brought so...

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Shop Update – The Monkey

First update for The Monkey, a Birdseye and Poplar tenor with a Maple neck. We're actually not sure of the origin of the name but we couldn't resist placing this video to put us in the mood. Shock the Monkey! So now that we have a soundtrack to our update, here we go!...

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Three new ukuleles make their debuts!

Three new ukuleles are ready to leave the shop. Click on the links below to see more pictures of  them in the gallery. Akinori - Keystone concert ukulele in ancient Kauri wood and Poplar Duke - Keystone tenor ukulele in Birdseye Maple and deeply mineral-stained Poplar...

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Shop update – “Maples”

  May 19, 2012 Maples will go to finish this week. Pretty complex build for a Keystone with lots of little keystone details. The sound hole, side soundport, heel cap and bridge are all keystone shaped. Maples is currently in final sanding and will head to...

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Shop Update – Breeze

  May 14, 2012 It was fretboard day in the shop yesterday. We were cutting, slotting and fretting lots of boards. Got a new shipment of Rosewood in, one of the few fairly exotic woods we still use. We're still looking for a good, more common alternative. Breeze...

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3 Tenors – Not THE Three Tenors, just 3 tenors

They are coincidently named Luciano, Placido and Jose... and they no doubt can sing, but these are not those three tenors. These are three tenors that came through our shop concurrently and although they may have some similarities they are each unique.   First...

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Matanuska is our first commemorative T-shirt

™Our first commemorative shirt is the image from Matanuska's back. We'll be releasing these shirts periodically just for fun. The shirts will have the Iriguchi Ukuleles logo on the front and a big image of the ukulele on the back. Smile when you play that!

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Busy, productive week in the shop

As you can see from this picture, we are super busy in the shop. We just completed a fat-bottom tenor and an acoustic concert (with a cool new side port). And there's a lot going on. In this picture are three acoustic tenors, 1 acoustic concert and if you look very...

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