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Gitaulele

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

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 saw a fret board at the fifth fret and put the bridge the…Continue

Ukes For Gand kids

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

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

Semi-Uke Kit Build

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

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 found a tenor uke maple neck with a pre-fretted rosewood…Continue

ideal narrow of the box?

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

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

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Comment by gary sheldon on November 22, 2016 at 12:28am

Comment by Kentucky Mojo on October 19, 2016 at 1:09pm
We started a new Facebook group for CBUs. Please like and share:
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Comment by Scott W on August 3, 2016 at 10:42pm

So the video embed code is not working in the group's comment, but if you are inclined, the link in my last comment has a 30-second video of a base coat on a curly maple uke neck/head. My apologies if you received multiple notices as I tried to get the embed code to work.

Comment by Scott W on August 3, 2016 at 10:39pm
Comment by Scott W on August 2, 2016 at 9:31pm

Egyptpunk and I are making progress on the 5 ukes we have on the bench. I am really liking this one which will be mounted on a red Romeo y Julieta box

Comment by Kalmario on August 2, 2016 at 9:01pm

cigar box ukes- ukulele cosmos

been looking into and have started making a real ukulele c.f. my normal creations, and have found some new ideas and techniques on this website (you will need to regisiter though)  apparently ukulele tops are quite stable even down to 2mm, which i have never been brave enough to do.  any way the link shows another way to make cbu's and thought you guys might enjoy.  cheers  Cliff

Comment by gary sheldon on June 14, 2016 at 12:07pm

Scott,

It is a bolt on design.  I am using machine screws and barrel nuts, like on the Ikea furniture. 

Comment by Scott W on June 14, 2016 at 8:48am
Gary, I am wondering if you use a through-neck design or bolt-on? My first uke was bolt-on with hanger bolts and it came out great.
Comment by Rooster Reaves on June 14, 2016 at 7:26am

Great lookin uke! I'm starting to build my first one. hope it comes out alright.

Comment by Brian Walak on June 14, 2016 at 6:52am
Gary excellent build! I love how clean and simple it is.
 

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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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