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    Default Tenor uke kit

    I'm having a hard time finding a tenor uke kit. I like the partial pre-built kits from Hana Lima, but I don't see tenor size. I don't want to have to bend anything yet.

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    I was thinking of getting one. It has bent sides but that is about it as far as whats been done. You will be able to make some choices too. I don't think it has a nut saddle bridge or tuners. I don't have much room to build a uke right now or I would have already got this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewton2 View Post
    I was thinking of getting one. It has bent sides but that is about it as far as whats been done. You will be able to make some choices too. I don't think it has a nut saddle bridge or tuners. I don't have much room to build a uke right now or I would have already got this.
    Kuk, still a bunch of skill sets needed to complete this build though. And you still need frets, keys, nut, saddle, finish. However, it looks like he has all the basic wood parts included to help you get started. Jump in and get your feet wet! Hell, it's only $$...e.lo..
    Last edited by E-Lo Roberts; 01-02-2009 at 11:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Lo Roberts View Post
    Kuk, still a bunch of skill sets needed to complete this build though. And you still need frets, keys, nut, saddle, finish. However, it looks like he has all the basic wood parts included to help you get started. Jump in and get your feet wet! Hell, it's only $$...e.lo..
    There is more to the kit than shown in the picture. I read it has plans, bridge blank, and a pre slotted fretboard. It will need a nut and saddle and tuners. Just an idea there are kits for almost anyone out there.

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    Pete Howlett at www.uklectic.com sells 'em!
    john

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    I looked at Pete's kit and it looks great, but it's a little bit more $ than I want to spend on my first build. That one on ebay seems to be more what I'm looking for, but let's see what the bidding gets up to before the auction ends.

    I really just want a cheaper kit for my first build, but I don't want a soprano kit. If Papas Boxes didn't shut down I would buy a cigar box tenor kit from him. I can get cigar boxes but I still haven't seen a good place to get pre-made necks from. Maybe I should learn how to carve out a neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbsandspices View Post
    Pete Howlett at www.uklectic.com sells 'em!
    john
    Yes, I like this kit! A bit more pricey but I believe worth it for a novice builder. That is to say, it includes all the parts needed to complete your uke, along with some of the critical, tricky tasks already finished for you. It could satisify your desire to build your own uke plus have a realistic positive end result (i.e. a decent, playable uke that you built).

    P.S. An added bonus.. I believe Pete would be avaliable for any questions you had during the building process...e.lo.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukulele View Post
    Maybe I should learn how to carve out a neck.
    That's what I'm learning to do - and my woodworking knowledge is very limited. Patience, reading, and practicing - that's my mantra!

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    I watch all of Pete's videos, he is very inspiring. Everyone in this forum is very inspiring to learn how to build an instrument you love.

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    I have koa concert ,soprano, and tenor uke kits but they are real kits You have to glue up the tops put the kerf lining bend the sides etc....and have knowledge of how to build the ukulele....

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