Originally published in Bust Magazine in 2011, the design requires no fretting tools (the frets are black zip ties!) and utilize a simple stick-through-box construction.
So how does it sound? Here's Shelley playing the first one she ever built:
Download the entire set of plans as a 7 page PDF document:
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Excellent price point - $20 - to make a ukelele building workshop very affordable. Thanks for sharing!
I'm going to build one o' those!
Two things though:
1.) How do you get the zip ties to lie down flush with the fingerboard and not with a gap?
2.) What is the title of that song Shelley sings/plays, and where do I find the lyrics/chords for it? It's a REALLY pretty song, especially the way Shelley sings it!
are the tuners in the wrong way around? string tension will pull the gear away from the worm no into it??