It’s about time…

Well, I’ve finally gotten something accomplished in the workshop. Just completed this flamenco style ‘ukulele based on the famous 1951 Barbero Flamenco, Ex Sabicas (plans from The Big Red Book, Vol. 5 or from GAL Plan). While not an exact copy (not a typical Spanish heel) I tried to stick to the design and look.

Build Details:
Woods: Spanish Cedar neck, Ebony fingerboard, Spruce top, Ceylon Satinwood sides/back
Size: Tenor
Tuning: standard re-entrant G
OAL: 27″
Lower bout: 8.5″
Upper bout: 6.5″
Depth: 3.125″
Weight: 22 oz.
Bracing is copied from the Barbero plan

The bulk of the instrument was built in late 2012/early 2013, but hung uncompleted until 2014. I put the finish on several months and have just gotten to installing the bridge, pegs, saddle and nut this past week.

It has a deep (for a ‘ukulele), strong sound with good sustain. Overall I’m quite happy with it, not perfect, but each ‘uke I build seems to get better.

About npcarey

Amateur Luthier, woodworker, music enthusiast, software enthusiast
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