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concert uke fret board.

So I built a concert scale uke using a template from circuitsandstrings. It worked out ok but for some reason I need to move all the chord…

Started by Matthew Borczon

8 Feb 7, 2016
Reply by rusty case

My latest ukulele

Puerto Rico 965 A link to the photo album of my latest uke. I think I have built 16 instruments now.

Started by Jillian Holladay

0 Jan 29, 2016

Latest Build - Olivia Uke

First post to the Uke group - made my first Cuke, my 6th instrument overall.  I saw someone suggested it was a good use for a smaller box,…

Started by Kigar

6 Jan 16, 2016
Reply by Kigar

Bass ukulele

First bass ukulele build.  Ran into a few problems but all in all I think it came out well and sounds good both acoustic and plugged in.  P…

Started by Terry Horn

4 Oct 27, 2015
Reply by Kentucky Mojo

Build #14 Tenor Uke

Started by Jillian Holladay

11 Apr 10, 2015
Reply by Jillian Holladay

First Ukelele

This is my first Uke build that I made it for a friend. He supplied the carved box. I carved out the spaces between design to create sound…

Started by Greg Thompson

2 Feb 21, 2015
Reply by Greg Thompson

Bracing or not?

If I put neck on box I need brace the box. Putting box on neck and I don't need braceing. If the neck in box is too wide, I don't  sound go…

Started by Jantan ux

8 Jan 17, 2015
Reply by gary sheldon

Advice for my first uke

Howdy, I am looking for some advice on my uke build.  I just completed my first CBG, and I am about to start a uke for my wife.  She is a t…

Started by Mickey Ray Parker

4 Nov 7, 2014
Reply by Mickey Ray Parker

First Uke Build

 Hi Guys             I've a couple of small cigar box's that are a bit too small for my usual CBG builds so I thought I'd have a go and mak…

Started by The Capo Kid

4 Jun 24, 2014
Reply by The Capo Kid

Favorite bridge & saddle construction?

Hey, everyone! I am considering a uke build and am undecided about how to go about making a bridge and saddle. The advanced search capabili…

Started by Scott W

5 Jun 14, 2014
Reply by gary sheldon


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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 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Fretboard attachment

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