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Ukulele luthier will speak at Davis Makerspace

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A hollow-body ukulele is just one type of instrument crafted by Dave Iriguchi of Iriguchi Ukuleles. He will talk about his craft and demonstrate it at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Davis Makerspace in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo

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From page A7 | November 08, 2013 |

Dave Iriguchi of Iriguchi Ukuleles will present a lecture and demonstration at the Davis Makerspace at 11 a.m. Sunday.

A custom and experimental luthier since 2009, Iriguchi plans to bring several instruments to show how his design philosophy has evolved over the years. His notable ukuleles include a signature keystone shape, hand-carved semi-hollow-body designs and electric archtops with cantilevered fretboards in sizes ranging from sopranino to tenor.

He also has designed and built an electric bass ukulele.

With a commitment to sustainability, aesthetics, playability and sound quality, Iriguchi brings a personal approach to his building. He will have a collection of molds, forms and tools available for viewing. A question-and-answer session will take place after his talk.

The presentation will be held at the new Davis Makerspace building, on the Tim Spencer Alley between Second and Third, F and G streets (just behind Woodstock’s Pizza). It is free and open to the public, though donations to the Makerspace will be accepted.

The Davis Makerspace is a nonprofit community organization. For more information, visit www.davismakerspace.org or http://iriguchiukuleles.com.

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