I’m building a ukulele. Why? I’m not sure. I always thought ukes were kind of a cheesy instrument. After all, Adam Sandler plays ukulele, right? But I saw this video and just had to make one. 😀
So, I’m doing it on the cheap. I already had a set of ukulele tuners that I bought for another project and ended up not using. I’m using scraps of rosewood for the headstock veneer. The fingerboard was one I was going to use for a guitar, but I goofed and made it too narrow. So I just cut it shorter and it’s perfect for this. The body and neck are all mahogany from Menards. The spruce bracing is cut-offs from making guitar braces. I’ll probably have about $25 in this instrument…
So, some pictures.
The bridge and fretboard:
BTW, the tops on ukes are scary thin. This one is .060″ at the thickest. 😮
The sides, before bending:
Gluing on some of the braces: