My brother asked me to build him a ukulele. He liked the look of the wood on my Northern Ukulele. As we discussed specifications, his instrument morphed into a full-fledged Flying V style ukulele. It has a tenor scale length (17 inches). All of the wood is walnut except for the rosewood fretboard and bridge.
I laid out the parts to make sure that everything would fit together.
The construction of the body was easier than a traditionally shaped uke because the wood didn’t need to be bent on an iron.
The top was glued and clamped on. I did the top first to allow better access for the electrical components.
It has a piezo pickup with one potentiometer to control the volume. The endpin jack also serves as the strap peg.
The whole instrument was given a Tru-Oil finish with a gunstock wax polishing.
It’s done! The longer neck is really fun to play. This sounds great both unplugged and amplified.
See it in action!