I built a special travel ukulele for Chris Russell of ukestuff.info.
Here are videos that Chris and I made about it.
Make sure to subscribe to Chris’s YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/c/UkeStuff
Soph from France recently completed this “Avatar” themed travel. She used my basic travel ukulele plans as a start, but then added her own customizations and personalizations. Make sure to check out her delightful video about the project above.
If you want to make your own ukulele only using basic tools, look at my article below:
I am happy to announce my new Circuits and Strings shirts! Watch the video above for more info, or check out my newly launched Teespring Store.
Fender has released an awesome new line of ukuleles. It is the Fullerton series and it has acoustic ukuleles shaped like Telecasters, Stratocasters, and Jazzmasters. Each body style is available in two colors.
I am checking out the Black Tele Uke. I’m a huge Telecaster fan, so this is a homerun for me.
Below is my video about the ukulele. I talk the specs, give a acoustic and an electric demo, and share the unboxing video.
This is a video that people need to check out. Even if you don’t speak German (which I do not), you can understand pretty much everything going on in this video.
He builds a ukulele with a retractable neck that slides into a vintage bed warmer that serves as the body.
This video caught my interest because I have also ventured into making a ukulele with a retractable neck.
This is another video from his channel where he builds an entire ukulele with scraps found on the street in Istanbul, Turkey. My favorite part is when he scrounges remnants of fishing line from people fishing in the Sea of Marmara.
Check out and subscribe to Peter’s YouTube Channel. According to Google Translate, his channel tranlated from German to English is called “The Amateurs – definitely botched tutorials”. So look for some cool projects that don’t take themselves too seriously.
Over the years I have accumulated a collection of specialized tools for building ukuleles. But for this project, I wanted to scale back the needed tools and see what I could build with simple tools. I am a big fan of Leatherman Multi-tools, so I decided to build a travel style ukulele only using the Leatherman Super Tool 300. This tool is one of their “heavy duty” multi-tools, and it has a great selection of tools.
Even if you don’t have a Super Tool 300 (or its little brother the Leatherman Rebar), you can still build this instrument with the tools most people will already have in their garage.
Print this template at 100% size on 8.5″ by 11″ paper (normal printer in the USA) for a 13.5 inch (soprano) scale length.
Watch this video to see how this ukulele was built.
I’ve teamed up with the Steve’s Strings YouTube Channel to do a giveaway.
He is giving a candy tin ukulele that he made, and I am giving away a Jowoom Smart Tuner.
Make sure to subscribe to both of our channels, and make a comment on both videos.
This contest will run through the end of November 2019, with the random drawing taking place in early December.
After planning, gathering the parts, and designing this ukulele, I was finally able to start build this LEGO ukulele.
Here is the ukulele before I glued the top on. As you can see in the picture, I followed the traditional building method and installed bracing on the top and back.
This is the completed ukulele with Strings.
Any idea why I used these shirts for this picture?
I hired a new setup technician to help me adjust the string action.
Here is a video about the building of the LEGO ukulele. Towards the end there is a playing demo.