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Uke City

A home for Uke builders & players.

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Latest Activity: Sep 9

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Show us your ukes! Add building and playing tips and anything ukulele related.

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Strings

Started by Wade. Last reply by Chuck Cobillas Jun 20, 2013. 3 Replies

Has anyone tried fishing line to string up their ukes? How about guitar strings? Please let us know your preferences.

Uke Strings Explained

Started by Ted Crocker Mar 11, 2011. 0 Replies

From Jumping Flea - great site to check out! StringsStrings are ornery topics for most uke players. You can start an…Continue

Tags: Explained, Strings, Uke

Great find!!

Started by Buttermilk Music aka Norm Oct 3, 2010. 0 Replies

My friend Barbe posted this on her facebook page 2 days ago... I offered her twice what she paid for it. I asked her, "Deal or no deal?" she said, "No Deal Howie!!!" Wow! that's a 100% profit whatup…Continue

Tags: ukulele, kamaka

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Comment by Doctor Dave on February 6, 2012 at 11:08pm

My first uke

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 6, 2011 at 1:53pm
Comment by Julian Perry on March 19, 2010 at 6:22am
Hey all, been meaning to build a uke for ages now, but scored one from a charity shop for £4.99! It looks as good as new, but not sure if it's a good one or not, as I don't know much about them! The label inside says OZARK model uk.50. Has anyone heard of this make? I can't seem to find any info on Ozark ukes online. I actually thought it had been strung up wrong as I didn't know ukes had a skinny string up top!! It seems to tune up ok, but the tuners wind back a bit too easily and the tension screws in the pegs are a bit rounded out. May have to replace those. It will make a good pattern for a cigar box uke if nothing else :)
Comment by Wade on March 10, 2010 at 6:41pm
Smojo - It ain't pretty, but I jsut finished my first uke with the neck attached to the top of the box. It sounds great.


Wade
Comment by smojo on March 1, 2010 at 3:35pm
Gonna build a couple but not sure about neck design. What's an easy but effective way of attaching the neck. Thinking I don't want to use the cbg neck-thru method.
Comment by Al Allen on January 23, 2010 at 1:27am
Hi gang, haven't built a Uke yet but I'm all excited to get one in the works. This looks like a good spot to follow and learn something.
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 7, 2010 at 2:29am
Comment by Tres Seaver on January 6, 2010 at 3:41am
Just finishing up the Baritone CBU my son and I have been working on:


I'm pleased with the sound so far, and he is really stoked. Still need to fiddle a bit with the action, likely replacing the nut.
Comment by LJ on January 3, 2010 at 4:17pm
Havent built one yett. But now that im learning to fret its not far off. I bought a Uke about 10 years ago. Think it was part of a costume. Maybe it was a gift.I dont know.Learned a couple chords and put it down. Then I met Shelly Rickey. Ill never see the Uke the same again.
Well I picked mine up again. Im not real fluent on it yett. But she made me realize the magic in those instruments. Im so glad I met her. She's the Queen of the Uke! If you dont know her.Check out her page.
Comment by Fergus Morris on January 1, 2010 at 8:17pm
UKULELES! Made three so far... Currently improving one of my earlier attempts to have a better shaped neck and sound better.
 

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