Cigar Box Banjo Uke with PETE1 Skin

Tenor Cigar Box Banjo Ukulele with a PETE1 cake container skin nailed on to the cigar box and heat shrunk with a heat gun. Using this method you can make a real cigar box banjo. Sound demo

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Comment by turtlehead on March 20, 2015 at 5:25pm

Yessir, that sounds great!

Comment by Clock The Wolf on March 19, 2015 at 9:24pm

Neat-O!

Comment by Sammy Lloyd on March 19, 2015 at 6:29am

looking forward to seeing your tenor banjo....21'', would that be 'baritone length?'...can't wait to see it. Some really nice acoustic sound coming from your build, well done, great job.

Comment by Bruce on March 18, 2015 at 10:16pm

That really rings nice. Great projection.

Comment by Jim Morris on March 18, 2015 at 8:05pm

That's great Will. I'm glad those vids helped! A heat gun from good ol' Harbor Frieght is my weapon of choice too. I use it to take stuff apart too since the heat softens up the glue.

Comment by Will King on March 18, 2015 at 7:43pm

Thanks Uncle John.  Jim your PETE1 videos with round bowls and Cigar Boxes inspired me to to make this one.  I experimented with al kinds of heat sources with no luck, so I finally went to HF and bought a heat gun and it worked great on low.  This uke has replaced my Cat Bowl resonator as my favorite.

Comment by Jim Morris on March 18, 2015 at 7:35pm

Very cool Will. I've made several banjos and ukes using PETE1 bottles and cake containers and they do work great! The first one I made with a cigar box I heated it and shrunk the plastic a bit too much and collapsed the box sides! You did a fantastic job.

Comment by Uncle John on March 18, 2015 at 6:27pm

Excellent description and a nice instrument.  Man, it rings out!  

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