Actually, I finished the ukulele quite
a while ago, about the third week of August, but the school year
arrived and I got kind of busy!!! I didn't feel like pulling
the spray equipment out (it was pretty hot weather then), so
I just applied the Oxford PSL waterbase lacquer with a brush
and rubbed it out by hand. With such a small instrument, it was
easy enough to do it that way.
With the finish, the color of the cherry
back, sides, and neck came out nicely, and I have heard that
the cherry wood will darken with time, as well, so that might
be kind of pretty.
Now I am learning to play the thing!
It's a little bit tricky reprogramming my mind to the new fingering.
For example, what I'd call a "G" chord on a guitar
is now a "C" on the ukulele. A "C" guitar
chord is actually an "F" chord on the ukulele. And
so on . . .
But it's fun!!! The darn thing is so
cute and little, it's a blast to play.
I found a couple of neat ukulele lesson
sites, too ----
One, at http://www.beatlesite.info/ is a neat site with lots and lots of Beatle
songs that you can play along with. The chords are pictured and
played, as the lyrics are flashed before you --- kind of karaoke-style.