Monthly Archives: January 2015

Travel Ukulele

Difficulty: Advanced

Cost: $$

I really love making compact travel ukuleles. In fact, if there is someone that has made more varieties of travel ukuleles than me, I’d love to get to know them. ūüôā


Here’s another travel ukulele that I built. It’s concert size made with a hunk of maple.


The friction tuners have white buttons. The wraparound for the strings is chrome along with most of the other hardware.


Even with a scale length of 15 inches, the overall length of this uke is right around 20 inches. It’s small and sturdy; perfect for travel.



Here it is with a travel ukulele I built back in 2012.


Electric Ukulele Parts – C. B. Gitty


C.B. Gitty is a great source for instrument parts.  They just got some 4 string bridges in stock that would work for an electric ukulele.  Between them and a wood store (like Rockler), you are only a couple of orders away from having all of the parts you need to build.

Here are some of the part that you need that are availible from C.B. Gitty.  Keep in mind that some of the parts have multiple styles and colors.  You can look around and find some that are perfect for your project.

Builder Highlight – Julio from Brazil

Julio from Brazil emailed me to show the great ukuleles he has built using my free plans.  I was impressed with the unique twists he added to them.  Great building!


Go ahead and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

And make sure to “like” him on Facebook.

Ukulele of the Year – 2014 – Jazz Bass Ukulele

The people have spoken.  The Jazz Bass Ukulele got over 41% of the votes in my last poll.


It was also the most popular video that was released in 2014 on my YouTube channel.

I have a a lot of awesome ideas for 2015.  I hope you will be along for the journey.

Get sneak peeks of my upcoming projects by going to my all-new Facebook page.