The Lanikai Arrived

Lanikai ragged sound hole

The Lanikai ukulele arrived today.  I was really disappointed in the lack of quality.  You can see in the picture to the left that the sound hole has ragged edges.  There was a big blob of glue on the side of the third fret.  The finish had a couple of spots in it.  The action is too high and the intonation is slightly off.  I imagine a good music shop could fix those problems, but I had already decided to return it and order a better quality instrument.  After seeing it in person, I am reassured that I made the right decision.

A blob of glue on the side of the third fret of the Lanikai

I contacted Mike at Mainland Uke today and he assured me that the action and intonation on his Classic Mahogany Concert model will be right before he ships it.

Another Disappointing Tatted Project

These colors didn't combine as well as I had hoped.

I tatted several crosses for Christmas gifts, but had never made one for myself.

I was disappointed in the way the color combination worked out.  It looked like it would be a decent match when I compared the balls of thread.   Also, I did this pattern so many times for gifts that I think I am just tired of the pattern.

Maybe it will look better to me a few weeks from now.

Sometimes things do.  🙂

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