AGP #423 “FJ Uke”
4 String Fretted Hubcap Tenor Ukulele
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