View Full Version : Contra Uke (octave ukulele)

05-29-2014, 03:37 AM
I just finished building what I call a Contra Uke. It is an octave uke that I designed with a 22 1/4 scale and 13 inch lower bout. The back and sides are cherry with a large walnut center strip on the back (like a Martin D-35). The top is spruce and is fan braced. The picture with three ukes has by baritone, Contra and tenor. the other picture is an inprogress picture of the back.

05-29-2014, 07:27 AM
I like that uke with the big oval sound hole. Very nice rosette!

07-14-2014, 05:15 PM
here is a video clip that is on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFmml8TTcU

07-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Looks great! Great Idea too! However the sound sample isn't hopefully a reflection of how it really sounds. I only use an ipad so its possible my speakers are too crap. How much would you sell one of these for?

07-15-2014, 03:56 AM
It was recorded using the mic on the camera so the sound could be better. I sold the one in the video and am building a second one with walnut back and sides and a cedar top. email me and we can talk about it more. dave@schneiderguitarrepair.com