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Gitaulele

I saw something the other day that qued my interest.  If you capo a regular guitar at the fifth fret you basically have a uke.  So.... if I…

Started by Brown Water Jerry (Rice)

1 Mar 21, 2020
Reply by Kigar

Ukes For Gand kids

Hello from Nova Scotia I have three grand daughters 8, 3 and 2 yrs old. I would like to build a Uke for each of them.  Can anyone recommend…

Started by Rupe Power

2 Nov 16, 2017
Reply by Rupe Power

Semi-Uke Kit Build

So, I have been building Cigar Box Guitars, Canjos, Dulcijos,and Diddley Bows for a few years now. I wanted to try my hand at a Ukulele. I…

Started by Brian Revels

8 Oct 6, 2017
Reply by Brian Revels

ideal narrow of the box?

Hi! i have a cigar box 22,5 x20x 5 cm......  Is good choice for a soprano uke?  Thanks!

Started by jose garcia paredes

3 Sep 3, 2017
Reply by Kigar

Steel string advice sought for a chronic head scratcher (me)

I've got a new concert scale ukulele with magnetic pickup and so find myself in need of string advice. Can you help? I'm looking for string…

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

10 May 1, 2017
Reply by Bob Johnston

(CB) U bass help

Hi all, I am trying to sort out my latest build, a 21" scale ubass.  I used Thundergut strings, but they don't seem right.  The lower strin…

Started by Kigar

1 Apr 6, 2017
Reply by Ronald Whitford

Cigar Box Ukulele group on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/cigarboxukulele/ "Have you ever that the world is a tuxedo, and you are a pair of brown shoes?" George Gobel once…

Started by Kentucky Mojo

0 Jan 31, 2017

Classical Ball end strings

Hey everybody, I am building a concert  scale pot lid reso uke,with a piezo pickup.  My string ends will show thru the tail piece.  So ball…

Started by John Hopper

0 Dec 30, 2016

String choices: nylon vs. steel

I'm in the early stages of building a solid body electric uke. It's in the style of a Stratocaster. I'm debating whether to go with steel s…

Started by Lane Martin

5 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by gary sheldon

MDF Box Ukes

EgyptPunk & I are thinking about bulding using Romeo & Juliet (MDF) box. Anyone have a uke sound sample of a build with MDF? I've o…

Started by Scott W

7 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Kentucky Mojo

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Gitaulele

Started by Brown Water Jerry (Rice). Last reply by Kigar Mar 21, 2020. 1 Reply

Ukes For Gand kids

Started by Rupe Power. Last reply by Rupe Power Nov 16, 2017. 2 Replies

Semi-Uke Kit Build

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Brian Revels Oct 6, 2017. 8 Replies

ideal narrow of the box?

Started by jose garcia paredes. Last reply by Kigar Sep 3, 2017. 3 Replies

Steel string advice sought for a chronic head scratcher (me)

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Bob Johnston May 1, 2017. 10 Replies

(CB) U bass help

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Ronald Whitford Apr 6, 2017. 1 Reply

Cigar Box Ukulele group on Facebook

Started by Kentucky Mojo Jan 31, 2017. 0 Replies

Classical Ball end strings

Started by John Hopper Dec 30, 2016. 0 Replies

String choices: nylon vs. steel

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by gary sheldon Dec 3, 2016. 5 Replies

MDF Box Ukes

Started by Scott W. Last reply by Kentucky Mojo Nov 4, 2016. 7 Replies

My Brothers Christmas Present

Started by George Fitzgibbon. Last reply by George Fitzgibbon Oct 26, 2016. 6 Replies

CBU Avo Uvezian Tenor Uke

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 8, 2016. 5 Replies

Triangular Concert Uke

Started by Kigar. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 8, 2016. 4 Replies

First Build

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by B. Kirkwood Apr 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Assembly Order

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by B. Kirkwood Mar 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Neck length

Started by B. Kirkwood. Last reply by gary sheldon Mar 29, 2016. 3 Replies

reversed tuners on a uke - advise wanted

Started by Kigar. Last reply by gary sheldon Feb 23, 2016. 3 Replies

New to Uke!!

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by Habanera Hal Feb 17, 2016. 19 Replies

Great little video!

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 8, 2016. 2 Replies

Fretboard attachment

Started by gary sheldon. Last reply by rusty case Feb 8, 2016. 3 Replies

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