Here's the history: My husband found this vintage Wendell Hall Red Head neck that needed a body. I brought home a House of Windsor cigar box from the flea market one Thursday and the wood with the grooved design and the size, he said, was a perfect match for the neck. With a little effort, imagination and parts from Cedarbrook Hardware, Flea market Music and branchantiques2011, Roy was able to assemble a fine, collectible and playable ukulele.
The bridge is custom made to match old Regal ukes (like the original Red Head). It has been secured firmly with screws and brace (crack in brace - see photo). The tuners are Grover; stay tight and have a life time warranty. (All other Red Heads I've seen have violin style tuners that are great if all original, can be difficult to maintain tuning). The Grovers installed easily and are holding tuning amazingly well.
The strings are new Hilo black soprano.
The felt padding helps secure the box and lid and keeps it tight. With a lot of movement, there is a slight squeak but not when held while being played.
The denim gig bag is lined with beige cotton fabric, has a drawstring top and roomy. It was custom made by me and is part of the deal.