My second uke, concert size as I progress from soprano to tenor.  Inspired by the Fluke and Flea, made from drawer pieces for the body and a piece of maple flooring for the neck.  Ebay pre-made fret board (not sure how I feel about that!), piece of oak trim for the bridge, keeping the angular theme.  It stands up on its own with the extension on the short side.  The body wood is all too thick for good resonance, the tone is good but the volume is maybe half of a production uke.  Fun and challenging, especially getting all the angles to meet up.

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Good looking uke.

Nice job, Kigar. How did you cut your sound holes?

Thanks!  I drew on the top after covering with green tape, used a compass for the circle part. Then drilled the near the corners and roughed inside the lines with a scroll saw, then filed mostly using a triangular file in the corners and a thin flat file for the rest.

I'm planning to build a Uke, so I stopped by this thread to take a look.
Very nice design and fantastic craftsmanship!
Very unique look!!

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