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Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"I liked your sound board barring too. I'm not sure how much effect it has on these small instruments but I usually put them in as well. Lovely finish and a great uke!"
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Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"This picture clarified for me what the previous one was showing. It's like the scratch plate on a Venezuelan Quatro."
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"Are those worm holes in it?"
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"Lovely; I always wanted one of those but never got round to it!"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Already a user but can't access...so set up this new one
How many instruments have you built so far?
5++
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Easy to make and provide lots of enjoyment personally. My friends and acquaintances also find them of great interest. I will make my next one with a shorter scale length than the 24.75 inches I have been using so far. I find this fret spacing/size a little difficult to master so I think I'll go for a 23.75 inch scale next time.
I have also made a few ukuleles, tenor and concert mainly.

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scale length vs personal physical characteristics??

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 6:00am 20 Comments

Because I found the scale length I used to make the guitars I have given up playing them as the neck and fret spacing was to long/wide for me.

Consequently I went for ukuleles which I find more playable and manageable. After trying the different sizes I like the tenor best, closely followed by the baritone.

I will do another guitar in the future possibly using the 23" scale length suggested to me...that makes it 4 inches longer than a baritone uke...so I am still not sure.…

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At 6:59pm on June 12, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for your requst Bernie ! im happy to be asked ! appriciated !

At 7:48am on June 12, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Hello ! Bernie Edwards , thanks for the like on the Poster ! appriciated ! a Great looking Baby Grand ! did you build it, by the looks of it you have a rezemblance whit Dr John and he played the Ivories ! nice looking Uke's as well !

At 3:38pm on November 7, 2019, Rob Uker said…

I love your pictures.

Very nice work.

At 1:58pm on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

You might want to contact the site administrator, scroll all the way down to the very bottom, they might be able to retrieve your forgotten password? Hope you get that figured out, cheers :)

At 11:26am on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome back  to the nation Bernie, you should try Shane’s favorite scale length- 23”, you can find a template over at Poormansguitar.com

 
 
 

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