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bracing for my first bolt on neck

So I want to try a bolt on neck and am wondering how much bracing and where does it all need to go. I have seen several options but am not…

Started by Matthew Borczon

5 May 27, 2014
Reply by gary sheldon

Solid Body MicroTele

Here are some pictures of the solid body electric uke I just finished.  1.5 inch thick mahogany body and hard maple neck with maple finger…

Started by Bruce Ferrero

19 Apr 7, 2014
Reply by Bruce Ferrero

Setting bridge location on uke

howdy all, this is my first uke, ive been having fun with my first jumping flea.  i usually build cbg's so i set the bridge tune slide the…

Started by 14 buck bass (aka antonio)

9 Feb 27, 2014
Reply by 14 buck bass (aka antonio)

Solidbody uke

I've never built a solidbody anything, but I'm working on a solid ebony uke right now and I'm all for advice and tips and ideas. Will I get…

Started by Better Trees

16 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by 14 buck bass (aka antonio)

My first CB Uke or CB Tenor G and fretted no less!!!

I have just finished my Uke or Tenor Guitar - I tuned like a guitar using a Baritone Uke set of strings. It is for my grand daughter.Any ti…

Started by jawbone

5 Feb 18, 2014
Reply by PhilUSAFRet

Electric versus Acoustic ukulele?

Howdy folks, The consensus by builders of the CBG is that 'Electric' is the way to go. (The vast majority of CBGs are electric.) The commer…

Started by Keith Stanford

14 Jan 27, 2014
Reply by Zeb

Introduce yourself and tell us a little about your uke!

Before building one I had never even playe a tenor ukulele before but as a guitarist realised I could use some of my chord shapes so it wou…

Started by Andy Stone

12 Nov 7, 2013
Reply by Steve Gent


I am a CBG maker who is going to start my first CBukulele. What are some types of 'strings' that I should consider buying? I believe I rea…

Started by Keith Stanford

9 Oct 24, 2013
Reply by Titch the Clown


I want to put a stationary bridge one the face of the ukulele I am building.  Do I need to be concerned about "intonation" if I put the bri…

Started by Paul Doug

8 Oct 2, 2013
Reply by terry harris

Steel String guages for 17" uke

Hi folks, I built a 17" scaled resonator uke but it keeps breaking nylon strings, and they don't stay in tune well. I was wondering if an…

Started by Greg Potts

7 Sep 11, 2013
Reply by Old Fingers Green


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Started by Brown Water Jerry (Rice). Last reply by Kigar Mar 21, 2020. 1 Reply

Ukes For Gand kids

Started by Rupe Power. Last reply by Rupe Power Nov 16, 2017. 2 Replies

Semi-Uke Kit Build

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Brian Revels Oct 6, 2017. 8 Replies

ideal narrow of the box?

Started by jose garcia paredes. Last reply by Kigar Sep 3, 2017. 3 Replies

Steel string advice sought for a chronic head scratcher (me)

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Bob Johnston May 1, 2017. 10 Replies

(CB) U bass help

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Ronald Whitford Apr 6, 2017. 1 Reply

Cigar Box Ukulele group on Facebook

Started by Kentucky Mojo Jan 31, 2017. 0 Replies

Classical Ball end strings

Started by John Hopper Dec 30, 2016. 0 Replies

String choices: nylon vs. steel

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by gary sheldon Dec 3, 2016. 5 Replies

MDF Box Ukes

Started by Scott W. Last reply by Kentucky Mojo Nov 4, 2016. 7 Replies

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Started by George Fitzgibbon. Last reply by George Fitzgibbon Oct 26, 2016. 6 Replies

CBU Avo Uvezian Tenor Uke

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 8, 2016. 5 Replies

Triangular Concert Uke

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 8, 2016. 4 Replies

First Build

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by B. Kirkwood Apr 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Assembly Order

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by B. Kirkwood Mar 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Neck length

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by gary sheldon Mar 29, 2016. 3 Replies

reversed tuners on a uke - advise wanted

Started by Kigar. Last reply by gary sheldon Feb 23, 2016. 3 Replies

New to Uke!!

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by Habanera Hal Feb 17, 2016. 19 Replies

Great little video!

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 8, 2016. 2 Replies

Fretboard attachment

Started by gary sheldon. Last reply by rusty case Feb 8, 2016. 3 Replies

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