Burning Uke

Burning Uke
There's a story to go with this one. Jay is a founding member of a ukelele club in central California. Annually they hold a "burning uke" festival. In the past, they have burned a huge wooden ukelele, but the maker of the big ukes died. Jay wanted a re-usable steel uke for future festivals. He had never stood in front of an anvil before, never seen a forge before, but in a weekend in my shop (yes, with a bit of help) he built this ukelele. With fireproof rope wired to it, soaked in kerosene, it burns mighty fine!