Gold plated with 24k Gold, gives a stunning effect.
A one of a kind special!
I bought this uke and it was in a very poor condition. Some one had given it a coat of varnish with a brush!
The uke was stripped back to the natural wood, and then re-finished in my usual style with Tru-oil. It has a slight shine, and the wood grain is clear to see.
All the metal work was quite tarnished and worn so i decided to gold plate. I'm pretty new to gold plating, and i'd say its not perfect. But it does look very good.
New tuners were fitted, of course i gold plated those too! i even gold plated all the screws to complete the look.
This Ludwig has a black edging round the pot. My other has a white stripe.
Once the calf skin vellum was fitted, the uke went back together. These Ludwig's always fit back together very well. A sign of the quality of construction.
The sound is as clear as any other Ludwig i have played. The fretboard does show some wear, and the decal on the headstock is slightly worn, but i thought it added character leaving it as it is.
A lot of hours work, but a very satisfying uke to restore, and now for sale!
|What a Mess!|
|De-tarnished metal work|
|Now gold plated|
|Re-finished wood with Tru-oil|
|The light shines off the gold|
|A custom finish, one of a kind!|
|And alongside my original Wendell Hall|