Ukulele number 4

Just put the finishing touches on this one today.  In case it’s not obvious, it’s a solid body electric (baritone). ;)

The back and neck are mahogany, the top is curly maple. The bridge, fingerboard, and other trimmings are all purpleheart.

I got the maple and hog from Menards. bliss

The scale length is 19-3/4″. Neck joins the body at the 13th fret.

I’m using a piezo disc type pickup. Right now there’s no internal pre-amp, but I’m going to to see if there’s room in the cavity to add one.

The top was carved entirely by hand, except for the fretboard plane, which was done with a router. [headinwall]

The body was finished with satin nitro lacquer, and the neck with Tru-oil.

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Here’s a few pics showing the innards:

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It sounds pretty good. I tried it with steel strings first, but didn’t care for it. Now it has nylon strings, and sounds much better.

I’ll be doing a few things different on the next one, like moving the jack location about 90 degrees from where it is now…
Also, the neck angle is a little too steep; the saddle is a few mm taller than I’d like.

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