Bedpan Ukulele

Difficulty:  Intermediate

Cost:  $$

You may call it silly.  You may call it disgusting.  I call it a fun, little project.

I got this vintage bedpan from eBay.  After sanitizing it a dozen times, I felt that I could work on it.  The neck is poplar and the headstock is maple.  The cherry fretboard has 17 frets and has a baritone (19 inch) scale length.  The tailpiece was taken from a child sized guitar.

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This ukulele can be plugged into an amplifier with the help of a piezo rod embedded into the bridge.  It is connected to a potentiometer that controls the volume to the 1/4 inch jack.

See it in action!

Here is another one that I made a couple of years ago.

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