I love travel style ukuleles of all sorts. Finding ways to make instruments ultra portable is fascinating to me.
I’ve built a many different kinds of travel ukuleles. I even made a ukulele with a retractable neck.
If a neck folds for storage, the strings need to be managed. The new folding ukulele made by Astro Ukulele has a moving bridge that prevents the string from getting too floppy when it is folded for travel. When unfolded, it is a soprano ukulele. It even has two “wings” that pop out to make it easier to hold.
The Astro Ukulele comes in two different models, A and E. The A is acoustic, and the E is electric.
The Kickstarter campaign for the Astro Ukulele just launched. Check out the ukulele models and other perks of the project.
JUNE 2018 UPDATE:
Unfortunately this project failed to reach its goal on Kickstarter. Hopefully they will find another way to produce this design.