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BobN
08-24-2010, 06:25 AM
piulele? panjolele? pieulele?

I like pie.


I used a pie pan from the dollar store for a body. Bolt through neck. The threaded rod nuts can be adjusted to change the tension on the pan. The neck is butternut. The bridge and fingerboards are walnut and the tieblock is butternut. The back is masonite with velcro strips to hold it on. I also added a soundpost stuffed between the rod and the pan. The sound was too harsh without the soundpost.

If you look at the fretboard, you can see where I screwed up and cut the fretslot for the 14th fret on the wrong side of the line.

A straight-sided cake pan would be easier to use, but I like the looks of the pie pan.

When I get a chance I'll record the sound.
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1219/panjolelefront.th.jpg (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/panjolelefront.jpg/)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6984/panjoleleback.th.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/i/panjoleleback.jpg/)

dave g
08-24-2010, 10:32 AM
I like it - looks like it's non-stick too! :)

wheelgunner
08-25-2010, 04:44 AM
Looks neat. I'm looking forward to hearing what it sounds like.

thirdkingofpleasureville
08-25-2010, 05:45 AM
Crazy! Let me tell you, the straight sided cake pans do work nicely! I'll have to post some pics of the ukes I've been building using cake pans for bodies!

BobN
08-31-2010, 05:36 PM
I like it - looks like it's non-stick too! :)
Actually not non-stick. It is just a cheap grey (mill finish?) thin steel pan. It would be cool to paint a picture on.


Crazy! Let me tell you, the straight sided cake pans do work nicely! I'll have to post some pics of the ukes I've been building using cake pans for bodies!

Post those pictures. How do you chose the right cake pan? Have you tried aluminum?

Here is a sound sample of it's plunky sound:
http://www.archive.org/details/DontLetThatDealGodown

erich@muttcrew.net
09-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Cool plunky blues sound! :cool: It really sounds like you're having a good time....

Matt Clara
09-01-2010, 01:53 AM
Panjolele, and it sounds pretty good, too. Very cool.

BobN
09-06-2010, 09:56 AM
Thanks,
I recorded a short struming tune (Ain't she sweet)
Here:
http://www.archive.org/details/AintSheSweetOnPanjolele

I was reading the words and chords as I recorded it.
The tune works well on this plunky uke. I tried playing it a regular ukulele, but it just didn't sound the same.

thirdkingofpleasureville
09-06-2010, 12:39 PM
"Post those pictures. How do you chose the right cake pan? Have you tried aluminum?"

Aluminum is the best stuff ever! I've made lots of instruments over the years (ukes and frets being the new step for me) with all kinds of pots and pans, gas cans, charcoal grills, you name it, and aluminum has proven itself time and time again as the most kickin' material in my opinion.
guitar strings sound really cool on it.

seeso
09-06-2010, 12:45 PM
Awesome! I like how it sounds.