View Full Version : Walking Cane Ukulele

10-14-2013, 06:08 PM
This might be ultimate ukulele for traveling! I built this from a single piece of bird's eye maple. The scale length is 19 inches, but I tune it like a regular reentrant uke. The under saddle piezo rod is soldered directly to a flush mount jack.





I like this so much, I might fake an injury just to use it more often. :)


10-14-2013, 07:00 PM
sounds great, thanks for he

10-14-2013, 10:06 PM

Take the metal handle off, add maybe a 6-8 inch stick with a carving of a 'wood spirt' face on it, and voila, you have a ukulele walking stick!

No fake injury necessary!

10-14-2013, 10:39 PM
I like it! Now you need an elegant hat with a built in amp.

10-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Neat idea....But that rubber tip will hurt the tone :rolleyes:

10-15-2013, 07:44 AM
That is cool! And an ideal accessory for talk like a pirate day! ;)

10-15-2013, 06:27 PM
Perfect,now you just need an amp shaped like an oxygen unit...

10-16-2013, 06:59 AM
Perfect,now you just need an amp shaped like an oxygen unit...

That would be awesome!!

11-18-2013, 08:24 AM
Whoa. Very creative. You should see if you could gain interest from a online cane retailer (https://www.fashionablecanes.com/) to resell that design. I bet you could make a small fortune.

11-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Thanks. I'm working on a design that will be easier to replicate. I'm thinking of making it a 3 string dulcimer/strumstick cane. It will use a smaller initial piece of wood. I’ll also make it longer at the bottom to allow it to be trimmed to suit people of different heights.

Lardy Fatboy
11-18-2013, 11:59 AM
60979 If you like the idea of Walking stick Ukuleles I recommend you check out Nathan Sweet's ArCane Esty Site (http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/93258056/custom-made-walking-cane-ukulele-free?ref=shop_home_active) As well as making both cane and knob handled concert scale Ukulele walking sticks he also does Walking stick Tenor Guitars, 5 String Banjos Mandolins, even a Violin with a slot on the walking stick for the bow plus lots of other fun stuff and travel ukuleles

11-18-2013, 12:41 PM
Yeah. He has some awesome instruments.