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hoosierhiver
05-24-2009, 05:21 AM
A pretty cool page.

http://www.carolinafiddle.com/images/pdf%20files/How%20to%20Make%20a%20Cigar%20Box%20Ukulele.pdf

bt93
05-24-2009, 05:22 AM
sweet thanks

Kurobashi
05-24-2009, 11:08 AM
Thanks mate, definitely saving that one

:cheers:

pithaya9
05-24-2009, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the link. :cool:

ukantor
05-24-2009, 11:34 PM
That is an interesting site, with much good information. I've made around ten cigar-box ukes, and I prefer to build them quite a bit lighter than this. The end blocks, bracings and linings look very substantial. I see they also make cigar-box fiddles, and the very strong construction makes sense where high tension metal strings are involved. For a uke, with low tension synthetic strings, a much lighter form will probably give a better sound, allowing it to vibrate well at lower frequencies.

Just my two penn'orth.

Ukantor.

Bratset
05-25-2009, 03:59 AM
Sweet link!
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