View Full Version : First ukulele build

06-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Hi folks
Just thought I would share with you my first ukulele!
I am 13 and have had great fun building the uke. Can't wait for the next one.
Anyway I have included some pics...
Hope you like it





Gary Gill
06-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Welcome Henry. You have come to the right place to learn more about ukuleles. Nice work.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Beautiful work Henry. Can't wait to see the next one. Read everything you can here on this forum and don't be afraid to ask for tips. We're always happy to help. Good luck & have fun. You're off to a great start!

hawaii 50
06-14-2014, 10:06 AM
wow...someone told me you only 13 years....good job...:)

keep doing it... by the time you in your 20's... a custom uke will be selling for 8K base price(haha)... and one of the few things that you can still build with your own hands ...

good luck brother

06-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Pretty sweet first effort man. I'm glad to hear you plan a next build.

06-16-2014, 02:52 AM
thanks everybody for the replies
i have just bought all the materials for my next uke and i am making a tenor hopefully with a slotted headstock.
will post when i have finished it...

06-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Hi Henry. I noticed this as soon as you posted but you already know that I think its great that you have made a uke so I left it to others to comment! You could link your Youtube video to this post so that folks can hear how the uke sounds (and see that you can play). If you fill in some info on your profile page then folks will also know you are from the UK. I am sure you'll have fun making a tenor.

06-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Great job Henry. Building any stringed instrument is a challenging undertaking, and you've really shown it can be done by someone of such a young age. Good onya!

Pete Howlett
06-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Well done - better than my first instrument made at 15 but never completed. All the best :)