I made a tennis racquet ukulele before, but this time I wanted to do a few thing differently. I wanted to have a wooden top and back, and I wanted to widen the neck enough to use a normal sized fretboard.
I planed down the body and the handle.
To make the neck wide enough for the fretboard, I glued cherry wood pieces to the side.
Gluing on the basswood top and fretboard. It has a tenor (17″) scale length.
After gluing on the bridge, I applied a few coats of Tru-Oil.
With the tuners installed, this uke is ready for strings.
Here is the ukulele compared with Tennis Racquet Banjo ukulele that I made a few years ago.
Check out the demo video of the tennis racquet ukulele.