View Full Version : My First Ukulele

03-10-2018, 04:55 PM
My first Ukulele. Told my grandson I would make him a ukulele now have to make three for all the grandkids. This first on is for a granddaughter who has her 5th birthday in 4 days
It has a spruce top, eastern red cedar back, curly maple sides, walnut and maple neck with a padauk fretboard and saddle.


03-10-2018, 05:35 PM
Very nice. But what is up with the long string ends? That uke needs a shave.

03-10-2018, 11:29 PM
Beautiful instrument. Where did you learn to make it?

03-11-2018, 12:54 AM
I still need to adjust the action some and still some stretch in the strings. I'll trim things in a few days. I traded a set of mountain dulcimer plans for the ukulele plans with a friend. I believe the plans originally came from Georgia Luthier Supply.

03-11-2018, 07:03 AM
Looks great! I made a soprano for my granddaughter last year from a StewMac kit. I only have one grandchild, so no pressure to finish another quickly. Have a concert in the works for me.