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    Default DIY Tenor Ukulele Building Kit

    Just a bit of fun...

    Has anyone any experience with buying a DIY Tenor Uke kit?

    I am disabled and have limited workshop space. I have a workbench, pillar drill, dremel, a few clamps and a little electronics experience (should I want to add a pickup etc.). No bandsaws or anything. The kit would need the body, neck etc pre-made, so I guess what I'm saying is I would like a fairly simple assembly. I am patient! (have to be as I'm almost housebound with spinal cancer), but would like something as a little project to consider. Any ideas welcome, I know from previous posts that I can rely on everyone here for ideas! I'm in the UK.

    Thanks all!
    Fuzzbass (Steve 45)

    Kamoa 500 T Tenor
    Rob Collins Tin Guitar Sapele Soprano
    Kala Mahogany U Bass
    Kala KA-STE-C Tenor
    Noah Monkeypod Electro Concert

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    The least amount of hassle and tools required for any uke kit that I've seen is the Wolfele.

    Comes in soprano, concert, tenor, baritone and 'trilele' as well as a 6-string guitar option.

    The web site is: http://www.wolfelele.com/

    You can see lots of info and sound demos info in this previous thread here.
    Just the FAQs
    less is more

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    ......or you might consider a solid body electric, & have some fun with an amplifier with built in effects, (such as a MicroCube).
    ......maybe a strum stick type of uke.

    ......or have a look here for some other ideas :-
    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...e-a-Ukulele-1/
    http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-make-a-ukulele-z10
    http://www.popularyoutube.com/video/...memade-Ukulele
    http://www.backroomworkdesk.com/2012...r-box-ukulele/
    http://www.ukeland.co.uk/wp-content/...structions.pdf
    http://ukeland.co.uk/article/2657
    https://circuitsandstrings.wordpress...ravel-ukulele/

    Those should keep you busy........
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 10-11-2017 at 03:05 AM.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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    Wow, thank you! I shall have a good afternoon looking through these :-)
    Fuzzbass (Steve 45)

    Kamoa 500 T Tenor
    Rob Collins Tin Guitar Sapele Soprano
    Kala Mahogany U Bass
    Kala KA-STE-C Tenor
    Noah Monkeypod Electro Concert

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    I shall have a look! Thank you!
    Fuzzbass (Steve 45)

    Kamoa 500 T Tenor
    Rob Collins Tin Guitar Sapele Soprano
    Kala Mahogany U Bass
    Kala KA-STE-C Tenor
    Noah Monkeypod Electro Concert

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    I you search eBay and AliExpress.com (China) for ukulele kit, many choices will come up.


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