The lid of this tin depicts a scene from the Hans Christian Andersen story of the Lapp Woman and the Finn Woman, a part of The Snow Queen. Gerda, carrying a dried cod (it looks more like a sturgeon to me), is riding a reindeer on her way to see the Finn Woman. Oddly, the fish has a message written on it. Be that as it may, the resulting ukulele came out of the shop sounding really swell, and what’d ya know, no fish odor!
- tin: 190 x 90 mm, 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
- scale length: 380 mm, 15 in.
- head to tail: 620 mm, 24 1/2 in.
- G .010, C .015, E .011, A .008
- maple neck
- paduak fret board
- stainless fork and rest
- silk neck tie strap
Sorry folks, Lapp Woman sold to a nice fella and his daughter in San Mateo in March 2014. She’s a pretty gal and she’s out in the world now. She’ll make more people smile out making music by someone’s hand than she ever would in my storage so I’m happy to send her on her way. Never fear, there will be more like her.