in the WORKSHOP

a peek through the workshop window (if there was one)

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!...

Shop Update – Chopsticks!

The mad scientist is back at work. It's a new bracing experiment that we're calling chopsticks, because, well... they look like chopsticks. It's not just a frivolous experiment either. In our ongoing search for new and better ways to build our ukuleles we came up with...

Shop Update – “Roni”

Ukulele "Roni" is named for American film star and pinup, Veronica Lake. As such, we've gone all blonde on her wood, with Birdseye Maple on her sides and Curly Maple front and back. Even her neck will be executed in sleek quartersawn Maple. We're moving along nicely...

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...

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...