Two new projects that I completed this past month( numbers 16 and 17). Modified a 1935 Martin uke plan by widening the body and increasing the size by roughly 12% using a photo copier--this takes the scale to 15 inches but no problem tuning to normal mando GDAE. I softened the curve at the waist to give a nicer profile. Have tried using nylon concert uke strings and they were fine--just prefer the sound of the J-74's that seem to recruit much better tone on the bottom and more volume.
The one on the left in the first picture has a camphor back with a spruce top, quilted maple sides and walnut neck with walnut binding.
The instrument on the right in the first picture has book-matched redwood front and back with eastern holly binding. The neck is tiger maple and the sides are quilted maple. The fret board is purple heart. Both have modified banjo tailpieces from Stewart-Mc Donald and Grover tuning machines.