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Guitalele - converting another dead guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Apr 19, 2020. 3 Replies

Hi there!This is the latest in a series of home-built instruments - all based on the theme of re-cycling dead 'folk' guitars.A colleague donated a particularly nasty IKEA guitar, that was beyond all…Continue

A pair of tambourleles!

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jul 30, 2019. 5 Replies

All,It's been a couple of years since I built my own tambourine-based banjolele.Since then I've fended off several requests to build copies for others, but I few weeks ago I caved in and took on two…Continue

6 string reso travel guitar build pics!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Sep 23, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi all,I've made a couple of ukes in the recent past, using bodies made from cut-down folk guitars, and very successful they are too!Well, another old folk guitar turned up, and being past…Continue

Tambourine banjolele build.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Lutz Sep 9, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi all,I thought I'd post a few pics of my banjo uke that I built last year, using a cheap (£12) tambourine from Amazon, an idigbo neck, and hardware from Ebay.'Loud' is the best word to describe…Continue

 

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Mrs Robinson

"I misspelled Garfunkel. This Simon/Garfunkel cover song you played was so good, you don’t need Garfunkel, your great on your own Simon(Tim). Humor implying it took 2 of them, you did it as one."
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Mrs Robinson

"I've no idea what that means, Richard, but thank you anyway! Tim"
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Mrs Robinson

"Dump Garfield, you sound great as a solo!"
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"Nicely done Tim."
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Mrs Robinson

"Thank you Gents! I've only been shooting videos for a couple of months, but it's very apparent that I'm getting more confident as time passes. Not more skilled or musical. Just confident! Tim"
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"Good hooping, Tim. Always nice to hear you."
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A bit of classic Simon/Garfunkel on the tenor uke!
May 23, 2020
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I've Got Sand in my Shoes

"LOVE THE SOUND OF THE GUITALELE AND THE SINGING WASNT BAD EITHER"
May 18, 2020
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I've Got Sand in my Shoes

"Thanks Gents! Manuel,  the Drifters did Boardwalk, Up on the Roof and this one in quick succession. I guess the thinking was 'if you've written a hit song, then write it again, and then again'! Poorness,  You're…"
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I've Got Sand in my Shoes

"Nice.  Reminds me of Down On The Boardwalk."
May 18, 2020

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I'm not a talented player - just a strummer, but I've always enjoyed fabricating things for everyday use; cars, model aeroplanes, etc.; far more rewarding than just going and buying a mass-produced item!

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