Rob Uker
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Paint Finish Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 10, 2016. 6 Replies

I want to paint over a piece of wood (pine) and I don't want the grain to show through the finished coat. Like a factory guitarWhat should I use to coat the wood before painting it?Continue

Dog Dish Resonator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 4, 2016. 12 Replies

I've been toying with the idea of building a dog dish resonator for a long time.They look great but how do they really sound? I've seen a lot of pictures but haven't seen a lot of videos featuring…Continue

Piezo parallel or series

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Uker Nov 10, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm building a bass using weed wacker strings. I'm using an acoustic pre amp. Initially I put the rod in the bridge but I got very little output.I got rid of the rod and wired two disks in parallel.…Continue

Selling Guitars at Festivals and Fleamarkets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 19, 2015. 16 Replies

I love building CBGs, so much so that I need to occasionally thin the herd.Twice a year I…Continue

 

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"That is one exceptional uke! Best I’ve seen!"
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51 Firebird March 2021

"Fantastic. Makes me want one, but probably in tenor guitar size. Great setting and pic too."
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51 Firebird March 2021

"I don't have a diagram but I can tell you how I did it. Find a picture of a firebird that was taken completely flat and perpendicular to the guitar. Insert the picture into a power point document  Blow it up to the actual size you…"
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51 Firebird March 2021

"Very Impressive Guitar! What’s not to like. Serious eye candy!!!"
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51 Firebird March 2021

"He was the king of the firebird, that’s fo’ sho’! Nice build! any chance you could post a diagram of that body shape! Doug"
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51 Firebird March 2021

My Johnny Winter Firebird ukulele. It's strung up and ready to Rock n Roll...Hoochie Koo.
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Firebird Ukulele

"That thing is sweet."
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Firebird Ukulele

"It’s a beauty Rob. Love the shape!"
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I've been looking at cigar box videos for a couple of years before I began building. It became quickly apparent the Cigar Box Nation is the center of the CBG Universe.

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At 7:52pm on June 11, 2020, Steve Bookout said…

Hi Rob!   Thanks for the compliment.  I'm a ukulele man and just testing the CBG waters.  As for the dye, I spent about thirty bucks on Evil Bay.  Great stuff, but don't go buying some.  I still have lots remaining, so you can borrow some of mine.  Cheers, Bookie 

At 2:39pm on February 10, 2020, Larry Epstein said…

Thank you, Rob. You, too. I mostly like making them. When I play it's usually a little baritone that's got a Spruce top, Rock Maple sides and back, a Maple neck and Sapele fretboard. The Rock Maple was a bitch to bend (I do it by hand over a heated cast iron pipe), but it has a really bright tone. I'm curing an all-Koa instrument now. Very excited about that one. Take care! Larry

At 3:04am on November 8, 2019, Bernie Edwards said…

Thanks Rob

At 9:27am on March 15, 2019, Don Craig said…

Thanks Rob, likewise you build some very high end 4-stringers!

At 10:47pm on May 31, 2018, Korrigan said…

I hope you meant to say nice looking. : ) 

If so, thanks Rob! I dig your stuff too, your Risa uke is particularly awesome.

At 10:06pm on May 10, 2017, Jim_N said…

At 10:58am on February 28, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks again Rob,the hook serves no function I just like the look of the extended heel.

At 8:48am on February 15, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Rob

At 3:22pm on February 6, 2017, BILL GRONER said…

Thank you Rob.  I try my best.

At 6:33pm on January 25, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

i was not while working, i slipt on a slab of ice on the parkinglot, i was of balance and hit my closed hand on the prikkely icy slab, the feeling is coming back now, but i still will be a while Thanks for asking Greeeeettssszz A.D.

 
 
 

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