AGP #423 “FJ Uke”
4 String Fretted Hubcap Tenor Ukulele
Strings: .022NW/.036NW/.028NW/.020NW/
Tuned: G C E A
Another purloined idea for a build, this time from another Aussie, Nigel McTrustry.
The Stainless Steel Hubcap is from an Australian Built FJ Holden (1953- 1956), a 53 Model being my first Car, back in 1966.
The Neck is Cypress Pine, coated with “Gilly Stephenson’s Clear Restoring & New Timber Polish”, the Nut is Asian Water Buffalo Bone, the String Ferrules are Aluminium Rivet Heads, and a 4.3k Delta Type Single Coil Pickup is Hardwired to the Output Jack.
Still a few tweaks to be done with this build, lower the action at the Nut, add a Back to it, to dampen a bit of the Tinny sound, and most importantly, “Learn How to Play a Ukulele” :-D

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Comment by AGP # on April 17, 2021 at 4:31pm

"Thanks Papa D", I'm trying to slow my building addiction down a bit, but its hard to stop doing  something you get so much enjoyment out of.   :-)

Comment by Papa D on April 16, 2021 at 6:55pm

Love em. nice job,  looks like ya caught me on the build Keep up the great work..

Comment by AGP # on April 9, 2021 at 3:00pm

Nickel Wound Will King   :-)

Comment by AGP # on April 9, 2021 at 2:59pm

"Thanks David Bowes:-)

Comment by Will King on April 9, 2021 at 1:40pm

NW?  Not Wound?

Comment by David Bowes on April 4, 2021 at 8:14am


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