- May 5, 2022
I'm thinning my wood for my next batch of ukuleles and wondering about the sides. I will be using Sapele and Honduras mahogany. I was using sides at about 75 thousands to facilitate bending but I have had a few flat spots and cupping on my bent sides. Is there a standard range for tenor sides? I'm thinking a little thicker ; maybe 85 to 90 thousands might be better as long as I can bend them. I have a good feeling about top and back thickness, but I have not figured out the sides yet!