View Full Version : Have you painted a uke?

01-04-2011, 07:20 AM
I have a soprano Kala uke I want to put some personal touches on with some paint. I would like some ideas if you have any. I was also wondering if any of you have done this and if so do you have any pics to post that can share? Thanks!

01-04-2011, 07:55 AM
Here's an Alaska yellow cedar arch top I made a little over a year ago. Used acrylic paint for the design.

01-04-2011, 08:56 AM
Here is a cheappie I painted about a year ago. Nothing special, just wanted to do something cool with it, so I painted it and named it "Skye" then gave it to a local kid..
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs493.ash1/26949_112466788769120_100000173975723_265970_51765 69_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs456.snc3/26078_112610898754709_100000173975723_266791_67833 20_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs456.snc3/26078_112610895421376_100000173975723_266790_24440 45_n.jpg

01-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Those are both really nice! I started thinking about it when I saw the tiki man on one. Do you all have any other ideas of something you might think would look good on a uke?

01-04-2011, 10:23 AM
put trible paintings on your uke my friend has a kamaka with trible paintings on it and it looks awesome

01-04-2011, 10:43 AM
I cant remember who, but somebody painted a "Franken Uke" inspired by Eddie VanHalen's infamous Frankenstrat. Looked pretty dang cool on a Uke.

01-04-2011, 10:52 AM
That was Skrik, and the thread can be found here: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?31768-FrankenUke-finally-in-progress&highlight=eddie+halen