Hi all,I am hoping to build a couple of through neck cigar box ukes and use classical guitar strings and am hoping the guitar stings will give the cigar box more energy to make more volume. I am not…Continue
Hello everyone. Just built my first instrument, a 3 string CBG that I love. It turned out great for my first try.So now that I am hooked, I am planning my next build and wanted to try a 4 string that…Continue
"At the beginning of the build I go through the entire box and run a line of super glue around every seam and joint... if it has the wooden inserts sound the inside I glue those also.... do it with every one. Can't say I never get a random buzz…"
"I personally think that the closer the bridge is to the edge of the box the thinner the tone. If you put the bridge more in the position shown in the picture posted by Thomas "Duck" Petry you will get a fuller, richer and louder tone. It…"
"Check out Southcoast strings for sets of baritone strings.
Also, Living Water string in the UK, he will make you custom sets, and his strings are really good. Shipping isn't too bad…"
"I had not thought that would be an issue. With fishing line you can cut to length you need.
For the record I have never gone all the way through on a uke. I do go all the way to the end just not all the way through. Then I usually…"
"Ukes are low stress like the others said. Without knowing any better I have made a couple ukes with a cigar box and bolt on neck. I just glued a block of wood in the box and attached the neck. Glued on a normal uke bridge and no troubles yet - maybe…"
"A cigar box uke with a thru' neck and a floating bridge will sound quiet and weak, It's a fact, unless, unless either get lucky or really know what you are doing. Go for a longer scale as you can get more tension into the strings for…"
I really appreciate your input, but I just don't feel comfortable giving away a build where I have limited time and 0 experience building that design. All boxes are different and bracing and putting tension on the entire box is very…"
"Ordinary uke strings are cheap and they are the right gauge - don't make things any harder for yourself than needs be. Don't make it with a through neck and floating bridge - use the box with the thinnest top you can find and use a…"
"Ah, ok, I understand. My daughter plays uke and guitar and she does have different strumming techniques for each them. She preferred the nylon strings on Eunice because she said the steel strings kind of hurt her index finger the way she was…"
"Korrigan... that video was great. I personally liked the sound of the steel strings and based upon the difference in background noise I bet those steel strings are louder. On my build I would personally prefer steel strings, but don't know if a…"