View Full Version : Daughter's boyfriend's father's build

12-29-2015, 01:42 PM
Thought some of you might be interested in the builds being undertaken by my daughter's boyfriend's father. Never built a uke before, but thought he'd give it a try.

Not playable yet, the bridge is sitting just a bit low so the strings hit the frets.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/20151229_192552_zpshdqyl5kx.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/oldrookie_2008/media/20151229_192552_zpshdqyl5kx.jpg.html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/20151229_192546_zpstex5jgq0.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/oldrookie_2008/media/20151229_192546_zpstex5jgq0.jpg.html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/20151229_192604_zpscpz7uqhr.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/oldrookie_2008/media/20151229_192604_zpscpz7uqhr.jpg.html)

12-29-2015, 09:32 PM
Very nice. Is that a gecko holding the strings? What is it made of?

12-30-2015, 02:53 AM
Looks like a little "cigar box guitar" ingenuity. That gecko looks like some drawer/cabinet pulls I've seen at Lowe's and online.

12-30-2015, 07:09 AM
Looks like was was going to use a mandolin bridge but it was too tall :confused:
Nice body and neck work anyway