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Rob Uker
12-12-2016, 02:38 AM
I just finished building a resonator ukulele. You can see more pictures on my 96266face book page.

12-12-2016, 02:44 AM
Very nice Rob. Love the design..............any sound sample?

12-12-2016, 04:25 AM
Great looking uke Rob. I wish I was in the area so that I could try it out..

12-12-2016, 04:30 AM
Did you make your own cone or use National?

12-12-2016, 05:19 AM
Wow, that's a beauty ! +1 for audio sample please :)

12-12-2016, 06:03 AM
Nice shape and earthy tones! As above, would be great to hear how it sounds!

12-12-2016, 06:56 AM
+ 1 on the audio sample.

It appears to be a spider bridge. Nice!

12-12-2016, 07:02 AM
Wow, very cool! I've never seen a cone like that.

Rob Uker
12-12-2016, 07:28 AM
I bought most of the parts from CB Gitty.

12-12-2016, 08:19 PM
That's very nice, what scale is it? I've been toying with the idea of a resonator bass uke. Not sure if it's even a good idea, but I did a mockup of one. Would you be interested in enlarging your design to a 22" scale bass uke and adding a pickup and preamp?

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Resonator bass purple 800.jpg

mountain goat
12-12-2016, 08:25 PM
it's a stunner Rob.
would very much like to hear it being played.
seems to me the perfect match of retro and modern in it's design and aesthetics.

Rob Uker
12-13-2016, 02:57 AM
Hey Mike,
I don't know how low tension rubber strings will do on a resonator cone.
I built mine in a tenor scale to get a higher tension on the strings.
Keep in mind I'm an amateur builder, this is my first resonator and it's all a one great big experiment for me.