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1CommentsKraków, PolandJoined January 16th, 2017
I love to repair and make musical instruments!
  • MarcosN22 made the instructable How to Build a Tahitian Ukulele1 month ago
    How to Build a Tahitian Ukulele

    So...I made it... and I am a cavaquinho and an ukulele player, so I would say that the result is somewhere in between...and still I like it! Your project is great and it was really helpful, although I am no longer on time to marry a Tahitian woman, nor I have a small Tahitian friend to advise me. But my Polish woman inspired me and appreciated the outcome as well. My son told me that if I am able to do a ukurere, I should be able to make him an electric guitar as well...I ran out of excuses!This was a test, so I made it of pine wood. Next time I will make a bigger investment, as I really enjoyed doing it and I would love to repeat the experience. However, I would like to ask you how thick should the strings be: fluorescent green and able to resist 30lb is good enough for Tahiti referenc...see more »So...I made it... and I am a cavaquinho and an ukulele player, so I would say that the result is somewhere in between...and still I like it! Your project is great and it was really helpful, although I am no longer on time to marry a Tahitian woman, nor I have a small Tahitian friend to advise me. But my Polish woman inspired me and appreciated the outcome as well. My son told me that if I am able to do a ukurere, I should be able to make him an electric guitar as well...I ran out of excuses!This was a test, so I made it of pine wood. Next time I will make a bigger investment, as I really enjoyed doing it and I would love to repeat the experience. However, I would like to ask you how thick should the strings be: fluorescent green and able to resist 30lb is good enough for Tahiti reference, but after visiting 12 fishing shops in Cracow (Poland), I have concluded that all the fish around here must be quite small (I´m a Portuguese used to the ocean). Could you please tell me the measure of the nylon strings you are using? If I don´t loose an eye with the nylon I am using, I might order something better from a country with sharks and merlins.Thank you indeed! Now I would love to play with you! Let me know if you come to Poland or to Portugal!Marcos Vilhena

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