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Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Jan 25. 5 Replies

A friend and I are building a matching pair of steel string tenor ukes while he's in town (so they need to come together pretty quickly).General plan:I'm going to be making the "cigar boxes" from…Continue

Pickup Placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Nov 28, 2014. 4 Replies

I'm working on an electric violin and I'm wondering about pickup placement.There's going to be 2 pickups, one for the 2 bass strings (G & D), and one for the 2 trebles (A & E) in a p-bass…Continue

 

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Luke H replied to Luke H's discussion Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions
"I did not know that about dulcimers!  I think I probably will be going with a fingerboard after all - I found some nice slices of curly maple and osage orange."
Jan 25
Luke H replied to Luke H's discussion Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions
"Thanks!  SUPER helpful."
Jan 25
Korrigan replied to Luke H's discussion Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions
"Here are my recommended gauges for steel string ukes. My goal was emulating the soft feel of nylon strings by choosing low tension. With a separate fretboard your neck will definitely have the strength for this selection of strings... provided you…"
Jan 24
Taffy Evans replied to Luke H's discussion Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions
"Hi, a number of things spring to mind. If you do not want "not so quiet" do not hamper the vibrations of the top, or at least as little as possible. The bridge sitting on the top would transmit sound to the top more efficiently. If using a…"
Jan 24
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Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions

A friend and I are building a matching pair of steel string tenor ukes while he's in town (so they need to come together pretty quickly).General plan:I'm going to be making the "cigar boxes" from scratch - I have some pretty spalted maple I'm going to use for the sides and some 1/8" ply I'm planning on using for the top and backNecks are going to be some spare black walnut I had laying aroundNot sure if I'm going to make a fingerboard or just put the frets in the neck yet, seems like either way…See More
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