David’s Travel Ukulele

One of the funs things about writing a blog about making ukes and other instruments is when other builders get in touch with me.  David from Northamptonshire, UK emailed me and showed me his awesome travel ukulele.

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One of my favorite parts is how David extended the banjo style geared tuners.  He extended the tuning pegs by with a short piece of tube pinned to a solid rod.  This is then slipped over the peg and held in place with a split pin.  (Great idea David!)

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The pickup is a piezo rod connected to the output jack.

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He used a zero fret as the nut. Dsc03528a

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David also built a portable amp that can be attached to the back of the uke.  This can turn a quiet ukulele into a room filling instrument.

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Excellent ukulele David!  We would love to see any other projects you do.

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