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    Thanks! The last two have been for charities, I...

    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...
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    Built my second electric ukulele!

    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...
  3. Ahh you'll get it! I had the urge to finish it...

    Ahh you'll get it! I had the urge to finish it one day, and completely knocked it out after putting it on the side for a while. It just takes motivation!
  4. Thanks! I did, I used quarter inch ebony, inlayed...

    Thanks! I did, I used quarter inch ebony, inlayed with paua shell dots, and used nickel-silver fretwire.
  5. Thanks! I'm just happy people are enjoying it. I...

    Thanks! I'm just happy people are enjoying it. I need to shave the nut down a bit, but other than that, it turned out nicely.
  6. A quick update... I've made the ukulele! Here...

    A quick update...

    I've made the ukulele! Here is a video of how it sounds...

    http://youtu.be/JH-mDWBhXUk

    It is for a fundraiser I have started. There will be tickets to raffle off this...
  7. Alright, thanks! I bought it off my sponsor music...

    Alright, thanks! I bought it off my sponsor music store, it looked used. It's a mighty mites single coil. The confusing part is the mesh wire. I didn't think it was supposed to be used as a ground.
  8. Ground Wire on Single Coil Pickup?

    Hello! Im nearly done with my first electric ukulele, but my single coil pickup is giving me trouble. First of all, I'm looking for the ground wire, the left wire of the pickup is a mesh wire. The...
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    Alright that makes a lot of sense. I was thinking...

    Alright that makes a lot of sense. I was thinking of the wood instead of the strings. Its nylgut, so i'm sure its more sensitive to temperature compared to steel strings or the likes. I'll just have...
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    ahh thanks. I feel like that could be part of it,...

    ahh thanks. I feel like that could be part of it, but there might be other issues as well. This really only happens in the cold as far as I know. In the summer I played it at the beach, and people...
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    Ukuleles sound horrible outside?

    Both of my ukuleles, one solid, one laminate, sound atrocious outside. I imagine it is because of the wood expanding and contracting. Is there anything I can do? I want to play outside :'(
  12. Thanks, I was worried that doing that might not...

    Thanks, I was worried that doing that might not sound as great. In danielhubert's electric ukulele plans, he did that. It definitely looks like the easiest.
  13. Orange- thanks, I read up on captive nuts, I'm...

    Orange- thanks, I read up on captive nuts, I'm thinking that might be the way to go because the Spanish heal would be impossible for this build (solid body).

    Thistle- trying to find the book at a...
  14. Ah thank you, the video has helped. You did a...

    Ah thank you, the video has helped. You did a similar thing to the video I posted. But how do you secure the neck to the body without a mortise and tenon this way? From what I understand, the base of...
  15. Just took a look at the plans and video, I loved...

    Just took a look at the plans and video, I loved it. The classical style head looks very elegant. I'll definitely be using your idea for the layered body, as I'm not confident with my router skills....
  16. I've started looking at your videos, I love them....

    I've started looking at your videos, I love them. I've been reading a lot more about the neck, as it seems like the main issue that I will have. I decided that a little math won't hurt me, and that...
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    Haha thanks. I don't normally like painted...

    Haha thanks. I don't normally like painted instruments either, but I do enjoy minimalistic painting on them. I think with these sorts of things, a little can say a lot.
  18. I was looking at that, how would I get the shape...

    I was looking at that, how would I get the shape of the neck and head? Lots of sanding? And thanks, ill look at fretted fretboards now.

    I was thinking the same thing inksplosive. I was going to...
  19. Ahh great! I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks!

    Ahh great! I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks!
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    Thanks!! I will let you know! I don't have...

    Thanks!! I will let you know! I don't have strings on either right now, they're in the mail.
  21. Making my First Electric Ukulele...feasibility and help please!

    I've always been interested in how people build acoustic instruments, but I feel like it is too much of a task for a jobless teenager. With that being said, I feel like an electric ukulele would be...
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    My friend painted my ukulele!

    A few months ago, I asked an artistic friend of mine if she would partake in a magical journey of ukulele painting. She accepted, so I gave her my trusty old mahogany uke that needed some life....
  23. wow, thanks everyone for the advice! this will...

    wow, thanks everyone for the advice! this will keep me busy for a while :) that paris nocturne song is so pretty.
  24. Thanks everyone, I appreciate it!

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate it!
  25. Thanks everyone, just an update, i am now working...

    Thanks everyone, just an update, i am now working on finding a teacher for this club. Its a little harder than I expected, but nothing I can't work with. The easiest part was seeing if members would...
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