Almost all ukuleles have a strip called a “lining” around the top and bottom of the sides. For a detailed explanation of linings, see my earlier post on “SOLID VS. KERFED LININGS.” I’ve recently started using laminated rather than bent linings. By laminating each lining out of two or three thicknesses of thin wood, I can match the curve of the lining exactly to the shape of the side more accurately than can be done with a bent lining. This reduces the stress caused by a mismatch and helps to preserve the desired shape of the side, insuring that the two sides are symmetrical. When two or more different woods are included in the lamination, the linings also look nicer when you peek inside the box!

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