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WhenDogsSing
10-31-2009, 07:45 AM
Attached are some photos of the 5th cigar box ukulele I have built. The link will take you to my YouTube channel for a video sound sample of the ukulele. This one turned out very well, sounds good and plays great. Hope you enjoy...:D

http://www.youtube.com/user/WhenDogsSing

snowy_zoe
10-31-2009, 07:47 AM
that looks great, how long did it take to make?

WhenDogsSing
10-31-2009, 07:48 AM
I've got it down to 2 to 3 days. Most of the time is waiting for glue to set up...:D

hoosierhiver
10-31-2009, 08:17 AM
You're getting really good at these Tim!

buddhuu
10-31-2009, 08:18 AM
Wow! That sounds SO nice.

Great job, mate. Well done. :)

mwalimu
10-31-2009, 10:19 AM
It look very nice, but its sounds great, which is more important.

Teek
10-31-2009, 12:16 PM
Gorgeous sound and lovely playing! You sir are an inspiration. :D

Doc_J
10-31-2009, 01:16 PM
Looks great. I've thought about trying to make one. Even aquired a cigar box. Any recommendations on where to get a quality neck, fretboard. etc.?

WhenDogsSing
11-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Looks great. I've thought about trying to make one. Even aquired a cigar box. Any recommendations on where to get a quality neck, fretboard. etc.?

Neck and Fretboard:

http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/category.sc;jsessionid=C745A82F7B26E1EF1218519163B 19E9E.qscstrfrnt02?categoryId=8

Tuners:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Ukulele_tuners.html

WhenDogsSing
11-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Gorgeous sound and lovely playing! You sir are an inspiration. :D

Thanks...:D

Doc_J
11-01-2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the links. Based on your videos, you would advise replacing the top or bottom with a spruce sound board. Any other recommendations would be appreciated. You really make a great sound uke!

Faricelli
11-01-2009, 02:37 PM
Hey Tim, did you change the top on that box? I have thought about using those boxes but they were really thick.

WhenDogsSing
11-02-2009, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the links. Based on your videos, you would advise replacing the top or bottom with a spruce sound board. Any other recommendations would be appreciated. You really make a great sound uke!

I replace the bottom of the cigar box with either a spruce or cedar soundboard that is thinned down and braced so the strings can drive it...CBU#5 is x-braced. I've just been using a palm sander to thin the tops down. I use a floating bridge as I'm not confident enough to glue one down yet in the right position and the floating bridge enables you to set the intonation...Hope this helps and good luck to you...:D

WhenDogsSing
11-02-2009, 02:30 AM
Hey Tim, did you change the top on that box? I have thought about using those boxes but they were really thick.

Yep, changed it out to a cedar soundboard, thinned and braced...:D