Cedar and Mahogany Ukulele

Difficulty:  Advanced

Cost:  $$$

After building the Koa Super Soprano ukulele, I was asked to make a concert sized acoustic ukulele for my sister’s birthday.

The back, sides, and neck are made of mahogany.  The top is cedar and the fretboard is bubinga.

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I’ve built dozens of ukuleles, but I might be hooked on these acoustic ones.  They are really satisfying to build and they sound awesome when I string them up.

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The colors of the woods and the style of the bridge remind me of a classical guitar.

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I gave this uke a Tru-Oil finish.  Tru-Oil gives the instrument a great look and you don’t need any special equipment.

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After building the ukulele, I decided that it needed a custom case.  I got some hints from an article on the UKEonomics blog.  It will now travel in style and protection.

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See it in action!

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