View Full Version : My latest CBTRU

08-06-2010, 04:36 AM
This is my new Cigar Box Tenor Resonator Uke. It has a solid mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard, brass cone, carbon fiber biscuit bridge, micarta nut, Peghed geared tuners, and is currently tuned low G. I am new to building and would apreciate any feedback. Thanks.

Vic D
08-06-2010, 04:54 AM
Looks great. Did you make the box yourself? How does it sound? Nice comfortable looking neck profile.

08-06-2010, 05:06 AM
The box was a Smith and Wesson gun display box. I sanded it and finished it with tru oil. It sounds amazing. Loud but warm. The brass cone sounds different than the usual alluminum. I am also putting a pickup in it this afternoon.

08-06-2010, 05:40 AM
Very COOL..... I think I want to try one on my next build.

08-06-2010, 05:56 AM
man I love everything about it
nice lighting bolt holes :)

08-06-2010, 05:59 AM
:agree: that is one cool box! Amazing...

08-06-2010, 06:58 AM
Very nice! I also love the shape of the soundholes.

08-06-2010, 07:36 AM
Cool resonator. Did you spin that yourself??

08-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Nope, friend of a friend. I love the way the brass resonates. I probably won't ever use anything else.

08-06-2010, 09:49 AM
The box was a Smith and Wesson gun display box.
To be more accurate it should be described as a SWGDBTRU with "bolt holes"

08-06-2010, 10:38 AM
Yeah, sorry about that. It's the first one I've made with anything other than a cigar box. In fact, it has served as my coffee table stash box for about 15 years. It took a while for me to unlock it's true potential. So I guess SWGD/SBTRU if we're gettin' all technical.

John Mayes
08-10-2010, 07:44 AM
Very cool little box! Nice work.