AGP #423 “FJ Uke”
4 String Fretted Hubcap Tenor Ukulele
Strings: .022NW/.036NW/.028NW/.020NW/
Tuned: G C E A
Another purloined idea for a build, this time from another Aussie, Nigel McTrustry.
The Stainless Steel Hubcap is from an Australian Built FJ Holden (1953- 1956), a 53 Model being my first Car, back in 1966.
The Neck is Cypress Pine, coated with “Gilly Stephenson’s Clear Restoring & New Timber Polish”, the Nut is Asian Water Buffalo Bone, the String Ferrules are Aluminium Rivet Heads, and a 4.3k Delta Type Single Coil Pickup is Hardwired to the Output Jack.
Still a few tweaks to be done with this build, lower the action at the Nut, add a Back to it, to dampen a bit of the Tinny sound, and most importantly, “Learn How to Play a Ukulele” :-D

Views: 185


You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by AGP # on April 17, 2021 at 4:31pm

"Thanks Papa D", I'm trying to slow my building addiction down a bit, but its hard to stop doing  something you get so much enjoyment out of.   :-)

Comment by Papa D on April 16, 2021 at 6:55pm

Love em. nice job,  looks like ya caught me on the build Keep up the great work..

Comment by AGP # on April 9, 2021 at 3:00pm

Nickel Wound Will King   :-)

Comment by AGP # on April 9, 2021 at 2:59pm

"Thanks David Bowes:-)

Comment by Will King on April 9, 2021 at 1:40pm

NW?  Not Wound?

Comment by David Bowes on April 4, 2021 at 8:14am


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Dave Lynas 33 seconds ago. 18 Replies

Upright Ubass

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Potts Jun 20. 1 Reply

New here

Started by Clarence johnson in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Road Rash Roy Jun 18. 13 Replies

Latest Activity

Dave Lynas replied to Habanera Hal's discussion Discussion: Toothpick Frets?
"I’ve found many hardwood possibilities for fretting. Cherry, Boxwood, native Plum, coke…"
33 seconds ago
Graham Wedepohl posted a discussion

Fret calculations

I made a spreadsheet to calculate frets offline.FeaturesUp to 24 fretsunlimited scale length in…See More
2 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Habanera Hal's discussion Discussion: Toothpick Frets?
12 minutes ago
Profile IconJon Cartmill, Joseph and Jesse joined Cigar Box Nation
19 minutes ago
Poorness Studios posted a video

DIY Kazoo Kit from Black Owl Guitars

For the next episode of Kazoo Fridays... I decided to build one of the DIY Kazoo kits from Black Owl Guitars. This is a really cool idea and I'm very pleased...
23 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Happy Together: 2-String License Plate Chugger (Not a Cigar Box Guitar)

"Glad you enjoy the videos Kale. I enjoy making them. Have taken the last two weeks off as family…"
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Happy Together: 2-String License Plate Chugger (Not a Cigar Box Guitar)

"Good observation Rope; the faces don’t match the lyrics! Must be the Bb bringing them down.…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Kirk Whitham's photo

Royale Acoustic

"Very nice!"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on James O Lunsford's video

Like an Old Rusty Car

"A  James O appearance.  A good way to start my day.   You are looking good and…"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s video

AGP #432 '' XXXX Bitter 2'' Rollin' 'n' Tumblin' Blues

"Alan, I am sticking with you to the bitter end.  I am wearing ear protection, but sticking…"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's video

Sauna Lights

"Sven is one of my main men.  At least now and then."
2 hours ago


© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->