Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tenor Acoustic Ukulele

Difficulty: Advanced

Cost: $$$

The more and more I play the uke, the more I enjoy a slightly longer scale length.  I like having the bigger fretboard and the fuller sound.   So I made an acoustic tenor ukulele.



I got a tweed hard case for it. They look really snazzy together.


The back, neck, and sides are cherry. The top is spruce and the fretboard is rosewood.


See it in action!

Tenor Telecaster Ukulele

Difficulty: Advanced

Cost: $$$

What can I say?  I love Telecasters.  I’ve made about 5 or 6 Tele Ukes.  This is tenor sized with one pickup. It’s straightforward and super fun to play.




The body has a tobacco brown nitrocellulose finish.  It has master volume and tone controls.



The body is alder, and the neck is maple with a rosewood fretboard.

See it in action!

Ukulele Philippines Store


I had a chance to visit the Ukulele Philippines Store in Makati City, Philippines.


I took a look at some of the gig bags made by Nadela. They are made in the Philippines.  I ended up buying one for a future soprano ukulele project for my wife.


This was my favorite Philippine made ukulele.  The top is Tamarind (or sampaloc in Tagalog).  If I don’t end up buying a ukulele with Tamarind wood,  I will build one.


IMG_9121 Here is the Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu,  reimagined as a ukulele hero.