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Ukes For Gand kids

Started by Rupe Power. Last reply by Sal Monella Nov 11, 2022. 3 Replies

Hello from Nova ScotiaI have three grand daughters 8, 3 and 2 yrs old. I would like to build a Uke for each of them. Can anyone recommend a size or type.thanksContinue

Gitaulele

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

I saw something the other day that qued my interest.  If you capo a regular guitar at the fifth fret you basically have a uke.  So.... if I saw a fret board at the fifth fret and put the bridge the…Continue

Semi-Uke Kit Build

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

So, I have been building Cigar Box Guitars, Canjos, Dulcijos,and Diddley Bows for a few years now. I wanted to try my hand at a Ukulele.I found a tenor uke maple neck with a pre-fretted rosewood…Continue

ideal narrow of the box?

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

Hi! i have a cigar box 22,5 x20x 5 cm......  Is good choice for a soprano uke?  Thanks!Continue

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Comment by Sal Monella on November 11, 2022 at 4:52pm

Thanks. I'll post pics if I can get a design together.

Comment by BrianQ. on November 11, 2022 at 4:42pm

Strum stick style, kool, it works good short & long scale? some Diatonic info : https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/diatonic-dulcimer-fre... good luck :)

Comment by Sal Monella on November 11, 2022 at 3:55pm

I was thinking 3 strings like a dulcimer but short scale like a tenor uke

Comment by BrianQ. on November 11, 2022 at 12:07pm

Is it going to have 4 strings like a Dulcelele or are you trying to build a single string uke? 

Comment by Sal Monella on November 11, 2022 at 11:34am

Hello,

Anyone have experience with making ukes with diatonic fret board? Pluses and/or minus' as far as playability for children? Resources for instruction?

Thanks,

Sal

Comment by Kentucky Mojo on May 26, 2017 at 2:21am

Is anybody going to be at The 13th Annual Huntsville Cigar Box Guitar Festival (on June 2nd and 3rd)? We are trying to set up an open jam with CBU's somewhere in the Lowe Mill Arts center on Saturday. We'd love to represent the uke builders there to show people just how versatile of an instrument they are!

Comment by Dino Anderson on April 5, 2017 at 3:25am
So I've started building ukes of my own design from scratch. Here's the latest two that I built. One is concert scale and the other is soprano. The concert is macacaruba with a cedar top and mahogany neck and the soprano is alder with a walnut neck.
Comment by gary sheldon on December 2, 2016 at 4:27pm

Thanks Will.  And thanks for the PET 1 plastic which made it possible.  It is sounding good.

Comment by Will King on December 2, 2016 at 2:41pm

Looks good Gary.  We are note meeting in Dec, but maybe in Jan.

Comment by Estone Villan on December 2, 2016 at 2:11pm

My first cigar box ukulele - it's a bit wonky and i've noticed it's really quiet, the box isn't very deep so i added a pickup that seems to have gone horribly wrong.

Anyway, on to number 2

 

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Ukes For Gand kids

Started by Rupe Power. Last reply by Sal Monella Nov 11, 2022. 3 Replies

Gitaulele

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

Semi-Uke Kit Build

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ideal narrow of the box?

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Cigar Box Ukulele group on Facebook

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

MDF Box Ukes

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CBU Avo Uvezian Tenor Uke

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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

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reversed tuners on a uke - advise wanted

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New to Uke!!

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

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