Thought about building your own?

  1. 6 years ago

    Just found this link this morning: http://donsplans.com/viewcategory.php?groupid=1

    The style available for $5 per plan are Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, "Jazz style"/Arch-top style, and flying V. It has been the best price I've seen.

  2. How do their designs look? Are they really good? By the way, I'm building a solid body electric ukulele.

  3. Those must be a doozy to build.

  4. You would need a significant investment in tools to start that project.

    Since the shelves I installed in our basement fell down this weekend, I'm going to leave the luthiery to those who know what they are doing

  5. For those interested in making the investment in time and money, there are various youtube videos one making ukuleles. Uncle Knuckle's Workshop has a tutorial on building a tenor ukulele.

  6. "Dwjkerr" For those interested in making the investment in time and money, there are various youtube videos one making ukuleles. Uncle Knuckle's Workshop has a tutorial on building a tenor ukulele.

    Something tells me Uncle Knuckles is neither a professional luthier nor a saw-safety consultant
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    Not good saw discipline, and even a carpentry-challenged fellow like me knows it

  7. I doubt he was a professional luthier.

    Admittedly I never heard of Uncle Knuckles Workshop before I googled, er yahooed, "make your own ukulele" and it popped up. There's a few others where he builds a water wheel and a fountain, so I suspect the show is geared along the lines of showing what can be built in a well equipped work shop. Though I wonder how many work shops would have a Ukulele body form laying around.

    It was interesting though.

  8. Cardboard Ukulele anyone?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... MNYnhP9Anc

    Or if you happen to have 10,000 matchsticks laying around and nothing to do with them....

    http://www.catfish1952.com/MatchstickMan.html

  9. I've actually seen a couple of books floating around about building your own ukulele (which of course I can't find online now I look for them...), but I don't know if it would be worth it unless you had the tools and / or time to make a worthwhile instrument...

  10. Here is one book

    http://ukulelebooks.com/

  11. "anonrights" How do their designs look? Are they really good? By the way, I'm building a solid body electric ukulele.

    A couple guys I know bought a couple and they were pleased with the plans.

  12. 2 months ago

    I am thinking about building a solid body electric 11-string harp tenor ukulele (seven harp strings/four uke strings) or a solid body electric double neck 4 and 8-string tenor. Maybe both.

  13. 4 weeks ago

    i bet you could 3-d print a uke. it would be less strong and the sound would be a lot different but it seems like a cool project to me

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