Rob Uker
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Paint Finish Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 10, 2016. 6 Replies

I want to paint over a piece of wood (pine) and I don't want the grain to show through the finished coat. Like a factory guitarWhat should I use to coat the wood before painting it?Continue

Dog Dish Resonator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 4, 2016. 12 Replies

I've been toying with the idea of building a dog dish resonator for a long time.They look great but how do they really sound? I've seen a lot of pictures but haven't seen a lot of videos featuring…Continue

Piezo parallel or series

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Uker Nov 10, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm building a bass using weed wacker strings. I'm using an acoustic pre amp. Initially I put the rod in the bridge but I got very little output.I got rid of the rod and wired two disks in parallel.…Continue

Selling Guitars at Festivals and Fleamarkets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 19, 2015. 16 Replies

I love building CBGs, so much so that I need to occasionally thin the herd.Twice a year I…Continue

 

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My wife and I have been camps a lot in our trailer in upstate New York. My homemade ukuleles have gotten a lot of interest and folks have asked me to build instruments for them. These are the ukuleles I built this year.
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I just finished my concert ukulele. I used a Flor de Las Antilles box.
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I've been looking at cigar box videos for a couple of years before I began building. It became quickly apparent the Cigar Box Nation is the center of the CBG Universe.

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At 6:28pm on July 22, 2021, Korrigan said…

Thanks Rob!

At 7:52pm on June 11, 2020, Steve Bookout said…

Hi Rob!   Thanks for the compliment.  I'm a ukulele man and just testing the CBG waters.  As for the dye, I spent about thirty bucks on Evil Bay.  Great stuff, but don't go buying some.  I still have lots remaining, so you can borrow some of mine.  Cheers, Bookie 

At 2:39pm on February 10, 2020, Larry Epstein said…

Thank you, Rob. You, too. I mostly like making them. When I play it's usually a little baritone that's got a Spruce top, Rock Maple sides and back, a Maple neck and Sapele fretboard. The Rock Maple was a bitch to bend (I do it by hand over a heated cast iron pipe), but it has a really bright tone. I'm curing an all-Koa instrument now. Very excited about that one. Take care! Larry

At 3:04am on November 8, 2019, Bernie Edwards said…

Thanks Rob

At 9:27am on March 15, 2019, Don Craig said…

Thanks Rob, likewise you build some very high end 4-stringers!

At 10:47pm on May 31, 2018, Korrigan said…

I hope you meant to say nice looking. : ) 

If so, thanks Rob! I dig your stuff too, your Risa uke is particularly awesome.

At 10:06pm on May 10, 2017, Jim_N said…

At 10:58am on February 28, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks again Rob,the hook serves no function I just like the look of the extended heel.

At 8:48am on February 15, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Rob

At 3:22pm on February 6, 2017, BILL GRONER said…

Thank you Rob.  I try my best.

 
 
 

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