Yet another homemade ukulele

This homemade uke has a huon pine top, a Queensland maple neck and headstock, a rosewood bridge, all based around a cheap tambourine body.

Advertisements
Published in: on June 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

The ‘Gourdulele’ is here!

This is my latest homemade uke.

Published in: on April 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: , , , ,

Tamborlele II

My latest creation…

Published in: on March 29, 2014 at 9:58 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

Homemade Banjo Ukulele — Tamborlele

Here are some pictures of my homemade Tamborlele — I took the tingles off the tamborine, added a maple neck and Tasmanian Oak (=gumtree) brace, bridge and strings, and presto — Bob’s your parent’s sibling!
20140302_174326

20140302_174337

20140302_174403

20140302_174425

Published in: on March 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm  Comments (2)  
Tags: , , , ,

Popular Mechanics and the Ukulele

I was browsing through google books and came across this article: ‘A Homemade Hawaiian Ukulele‘ in Popular Mechanics June, 1917 (pages 946-947). 

S.H. Samuels gives instructions on making a cigar-box ukulele.  If you’re handy, it might be worth a look.

In 1917, Samuels could say, “This neat ukulele was made at a cost of 30 cents, by careful selection of materials from the shop scrap stock.”

Published in: on September 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,