View Full Version : double-necked uke: does it exist?

sweetie pie
11-02-2009, 12:50 PM
I was going to an open mic with my concert uke and my guitalele when I stopped and thought for a second about how much easier it would be if someone made a double-necked uke. Does that exist? I'd love to be the first in my town to rock one...

Alternatively, any experimental luthiers want to donate their time and energy to advance uke science? :p

11-02-2009, 12:53 PM
Just take a look here at MGM

http://cgi.ebay.com/LES-REITFORS-KOA-DOUBLENECK-TENOR-UKULELE-active-P-U_W0QQitemZ270408251698QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defau ltDomain_0?hash=item3ef5967932

11-02-2009, 01:05 PM
moore bettah has made them in the past. They were only about half that much...

11-02-2009, 01:18 PM
I've seen double-necks by several makers on eBay; Pono was one.

11-02-2009, 01:26 PM
Mele also makes one that has 8 string ande 4 string. It is 1,200ish. I've played one while on Maui. It sounded great.

Russ Sonny Kemner
11-02-2009, 01:26 PM
I have made a few -some photo's in my uu album.

11-02-2009, 01:35 PM
Here's Chuck Moore's double neck beauty . . . gotta love it!


11-02-2009, 02:37 PM
If anyone could do it for less than the cost of my car, Russ could. I'd love to hear a double necked cigar box!!!

Brad Bordessa
11-02-2009, 04:26 PM

How's a triple neck work for you? I don't know who made it, but this guy was playing with Sonny Lim a couple years ago at the Lanihau shopping center on the Big Island. Wish I got a better picture of it. I think it's a double coursed 6-string on top, a D-VI in the middle, and a 4-string on the bottom.

11-03-2009, 02:02 AM

That thing is sick!!! (It's a good thing)

11-03-2009, 02:22 AM
moore bettah has made them in the past. They were only about half that much...
True that a double neck can be made for less. However that particular instrument is a Les Reitfrors and they are very highly collectible pieces.

11-03-2009, 03:55 AM
That thing is sick!!! (It's a good thing)

Paging Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick! Paging Mr. Nielsen! :-)


(I know, not a uke...)