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Jerryc41
04-24-2018, 12:17 AM
I don't know if I can resist buying this, just to see what it's like. Unfortunately, they add $4.99 for shipping. There doesn't seem to be much kit involved. It looks like you just sand it and put the parts together.

Well, I just ordered it, and I got a $0.55 discount.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIY-Ukulele-KIT-Spruce-TOP-Spalted-Mango-Back-W-Fretboard-Neck-Accessories-New-/302653929017

Choirguy
04-24-2018, 12:40 AM
This is another item that Daniel Hulbert (Circuit and Strings) made a video of sometime recently.


https://youtu.be/bbnNH_HkuTM

Jerryc41
04-24-2018, 01:37 AM
This is another item that Daniel Hulbert (Circuit and Strings) made a video of sometime recently.


https://youtu.be/bbnNH_HkuTM

Thanks. That saved me time and money. : )

vanflynn
04-24-2018, 12:28 PM
The description says itís basswood and the fret board is plastic but these type of sellers are notorious for being wrong.

What the hey, itís only $15. Have fun and let us know how it goes

mikelz777
04-24-2018, 02:42 PM
This is another item that Daniel Hulbert (Circuit and Strings) made a video of sometime recently.


https://youtu.be/bbnNH_HkuTM


It sounds ................... like a $16 ukulele!

stevepetergal
04-24-2018, 06:30 PM
You can use the 55 cent discount to buy matches.

Patrick Madsen
04-24-2018, 06:40 PM
You could always turn it into a wall clock.

actadh
04-24-2018, 06:46 PM
Could use the body as a bongolele.

Jerryc41
04-25-2018, 06:07 AM
The description says it’s basswood and the fret board is plastic but these type of sellers are notorious for being wrong.

What the hey, it’s only $15. Have fun and let us know how it goes

I've decided to leave it in its packaging and donate it to an event - or something. It was too early in the morning when I ordered it, and I canceled within a few minutes - before 6:30 AM. Unfortunately, they didn't cancel, and I'll receive it next week. At least it wasn't a $1,000 uke. :)

vanflynn
04-25-2018, 02:45 PM
I’m sure the event will be happy to receive it and who knows, you might be inspiring a future luthier!

mikelz777
04-25-2018, 03:12 PM
I think it would be a great project for a parent/child to work on together. It would be fun to put together and it would give a fledgling musician enough of a taste of the ukulele to see if it's something they'd want to continue with and maybe eventually invest in a better instrument.