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.

 

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

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

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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.

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

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

See it in action!

Ukulele Philippines Store

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

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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.

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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.