Today I’ve been re-sawing some of my stash of English-grown woods (London Plane, Walnut and the amazing soundboard wood pictured below, Wellingtonia).
Wellingtonia is lovely. It is more commonly known as, “redwood” and while it’s not an indigenous species, this example was grown in the south of England. It’s a softwood, very stiff and shockingly light weight. It rings like a bell and I am excited to make my first ukuleles with this.
Things are busy here at Tinguitar.com as we are building ukuleles for Cheltenham (The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain), a burlesque festival and a new ukulele festival taking place here in the north of England in the Autumn.
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