I’ve made a few bass ukuleles. For this one I wanted to try a slotted headstock and a multiple piece neck. I also wanted to make one that only has 3 strings. It is still tuned like the bottom 3 strings of a normal bass guitar (E, A, D).
Here it is before I added the finish.
The neck was made with 5 pieces of wood; 3 maple and 2 padauk. The body is alder wood.
I gave the body a dark brown finish.
Just making sure that everything fits together nicely. I gave the body a dark brown finish. The fretboard is bubinga.
Now the instrument is complete. I used Aquila Thundergut strings.
The under saddle piezo pickup has a volume control and an endpin jack. The saddle is made with purpleheart wood.
The laminated wood neck looks nice and snazzy.
This project turned out really nice. Even though it’s really small, it packs a punch.
See it in action!