View Full Version : Built my second electric ukulele!

06-23-2014, 06:10 PM
I was asked by a fundraiser called the relay for life, a cancer awareness event, to build an electric ukulele for them to auction off after they saw my first one. Here are the results!

I followed a fellow forum member, who has a website called circuits and strings (http://circuitsandstrings.wordpress.com/). This uke is made from a cherry body and neck, ebony fretboard, and paua shell dots. It is a tenor with a classical style head stock, single coil pick up, and through-body strings. I used a natural stain for the cherry, and a polycrylic for the finish. I enjoyed building, and I'm happy someone asked me to do it!


06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Another great uke. Good job for donating it for a good cause.

06-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Thanks! The last two have been for charities, I think it's time I build one for myself :) I'm going to try using a single piece instead of two ply, and use a router. Then I'll just put up a cover of a thin wood to hide the circuitry.

06-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Looks great man!

06-24-2014, 03:08 AM
Looks sweet. I especially like how the headstock echoes one of the curves on the cut outs.