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2nd Build - Day FOUR

Todays To Do List


  • Finish Bridge



  • Drill Holes for Tuners in Headstock



  • Mock up of CBU#2…


Added by Loco on October 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

2nd Build - Day THREE

Today's Plan


  • Cut 1/2 circles in Headstock to allow for Tuners



  • Changed plan of having a 1/4" Poplar soundboard to using 1/8" Birch Plywood instead. This came from wanting a thinner soundboard to get more vibration in the tone of the soundbox.…


Added by Loco on October 26, 2011 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

2nd Build - Day TWO

Todays To Do List:

  • Cut and Glue Heel


  • Cut and Glue Headstock Extension

  • Cut Neck to 14th Fret Position

  • Carve Neck…


Added by Loco on October 25, 2011 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

2nd Build Begins - Day ONE

I started my second build last night.

I picked up the following materials

Poplar : 1/4"x8"x4'

Poplar : 1/4"x2"x4'

Poplar : 1/4"x3"x4'

Poplar : 1"x2x4"


I cut the desired lenghts that I wanted to make. Which was a box with




Added by Loco on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Beginning

Ok well first thing is to get a box. I didnt know where to begin but then remembered about a cigar store near my parents area in Toronto. I went in one day and inquired about empty cigarboxs and he sold me 3 for $6. Not a bad deal. I picked 3 different sizes and eventually picked one for my 1st build. Since I play the Charango which is tuned GG,CC,Ee,AA,EE I naturally decided to build a Cigar Box Ukulele aka CBU. Once i got my desired box size i began to go assemble the materials from my own…


Added by Loco on October 23, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments

How I built my CBU aka "Toro"



In this Blog I will detailing the procedure I took in building my CBU.


I will be posting pictures and notes in the near future, stay tuned.





Added by Loco on October 18, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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