Help Make my Steel String Ukulele a Reality

Ukuleles don't come with steel strings.
The purists here will say that once you fit it with steel strings, its no longer a ukulele.
Now of course I do own 2 "steel stung ukuleles", one solid body Les Paul style instrument and one Gibson ES350 style instrument.
An acoustic steel strung ukulele?
Well, people do make them yet the market is so small, that no one is making a mass market $200 instrument to fill the market slot.
What do the unicorn "purists" say about wound G strings? ;) Pretty sure purists only do catgut on 13" scale length ukes with flush fretboards.
 
So I've decided to go with the CBG route. Here's my list of parts:
https://mgbguitars.com/collections/boxes-bodies/products/easy-box (Box)
https://mgbguitars.com/collections/bridges/products/guitar-parts-tailpieces-4string-floating-black (Bridge. It says floating bridge, but the specification sheet shows it to be a stop bridge)
https://mgbguitars.com/collections/necks/products/zippy-4-string-neck-20-inch-scale (Neck. A bit longer than I'd prefer, but shorter than my guitar)
https://mgbguitars.com/collections/jacks/products/guitar-parts-jacks-barrel-chrome (jack. I have my own pickups that I will use with it)
(strap buttons)
Am I missing anything (other than a truss rod, which will need to be dealt with separately and a way to attach the bridge)?
Edit: Oh, and strings. Can't forget those
 
Curious about your choice of the traditional-looking bridge instead of a metal one that screws on, or the tailpiece like in the photos on the box. Don't think you're missing anything other than a volume and/or tone knob (unless you have that with your pickups). You've got a body; neck with nut, tuners, and frets; pickups; jack; and a bridge with a saddle. Should be everything?
 
Curious about your choice of the traditional-looking bridge instead of a metal one that screws on, or the tailpiece like in the photos on the box. Don't think you're missing anything other than a volume and/or tone knob (unless you have that with your pickups). You've got a body; neck with nut, tuners, and frets; pickups; jack; and a bridge with a saddle. Should be everything?
I don't think I'd like the sound of an electric guitar bridge (likely a bit too bright), and I don't want to deal with a tailpiece plus floating bridge (if I were to go that route, I'd probably glue it down, anyway). In terms of controls, I'm just going basic and not having any on the actual instrument.
 
Hello,
yes, a cavaquinho is exactly what you want. I think the traditional tuning is DGBD; so you just have to tune the first string one step higher to achieve a regular linear "uke" tuning, DGBE. There are two kinds of cavaquinho, portuguese (as displayed on the picture posted above) and brasilian (closer to a regular concert uke).

Another solution : Thomastik-infeld makes a whole range of silk and steel strings specially designed for classical guitars, without any tension issues. These strings come in a variety of gauges, so you can sort out the exact gauges you need from different sets and give them a try on any regular uke. They are quite pricey but worth the try, and their lifespan is just amazing.
Hope this helps, regards.
 
Anything is possibl.

Pono makes a steel string Baritone.

The trick will be finding the strings to get what you want at a reasonable tension.

Cavaquinho tuning is d’g’b’d” with steel strings. You should be able to find gauges that work with g’c’e’a’

For cost, I’d attempt this with an inexpensive laminate, not a K-brand. You’ll probably wind up with ultra light electric guitar strings
 
The parts have arrived and I have measured the neck from the nut to the heel at 11 inches. All truss rods I've found are either 10 1/4" or 12 1/4". Anyone here know which I'd want?
 
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