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Cyril Pahinui trying out a few licks on the 5-string Banjo Uke
in front of the Montery Live Club on Alvarado Street in Monterey, CA
By the way, Cyril is an incredible slack key guitarist and singer;
don't miss him if he ever comes to your town!!

 

 

Before shaping head stock

 

Pre-1922 Favilla Mandolin pot.

 

 

Tuner holes milled into head.

 

 

Carbon plate reinforcing visible

Marquetry is almost 1/8" thick

Inlaid pink mussel and
green Mexican abalone uke

 

Palm tree wood laid in under snakewood plate to give a touch of "rope binding" look.

 

Bookmatched rosewood strips

Just a touch of color

Recessed Five-Star dulcimer tuners

 
 

Snakewood fretboard and top plate

Back view fully assembled

 
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