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Hana Lima 'Ia 'Ukulele Construction Manual. How to bind or route the edges of your ukulele. WaverlyStreet Design Ukulele Site. We have available detailed, full-size 24" x 36" shop drawings of both soprano and concert scale ukuleles, suitable for someone "handy" to use to make their own. $14.00 US each including postage.

WaverlyStreet Design Ukulele Site

Please use the PayPal link(s) below to order the drawing(s)! Step-by-step instructions: Cigar Box Dimensions. Home - Pete Howlett Ukulele. Ukulele Building / Luthier's Lounge. Images/pdf files/How to Make a Cigar Box Ukulele.pdf. The Ukulele Hut - Build, Make, Tune, Learn to Play your Ukulele. Ukeuncle's Channel. Dimensions of Ukulele Sizes and Scaling Dimensions. Building a Ukulele. Ukulele Sizes – Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone. Many people seem to think that ‘ukulele size determines how you play.

Ukulele Sizes – Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone

While you do alter your stance and approach to accommodate different sizes, you don’t have to change your knowledge or learn anything new. There is no “how do I play a tenor vs. how do I play a soprano?” The only size that might take some different thinking would be the baritone, because it is tuned differently. Here is a rundown of the main ‘ukulele sizes from smallest to biggest. The scale length is the distance of the ringing string – from the nut to the saddle.

Soprano (or Standard) ‘Ukulele Scale length: 13-14 in. The smallest size in the ‘ukulele family, the soprano has the recognizable plinky sound that everyone associates with the instrument. Concert ‘Ukulele Scale length: 15-16 in. The concert sized ‘ukulele spans the gap between the “plinky” soprano sound and the fuller tenor sound. Tenor ‘Ukulele Scale length: 17-18 in. Baritone ‘Ukulele Scale length: 19-20 in. LUTHERIE.HTM. By Al McWhorter - Member, Guild of American Luthiers All Text and Photos Copyright © 2002 by Al McWhorter Lutherie is something that I've wanted to try for many years and, finally, in the second half of my life, I am able to devote the time to its pursuit.


The experience of building my first instrument, a concert ukulele, has been one of the most rewarding of my life. Not only do I have a beautiful instrument to show for my efforts, but I have something equally important, though less tangible: a discovery that I now have the patience and conviction to see a long, complicated project through to its completion. This is no mean feat for me, a life-long procrastinator and notorious non-finisher of projects. I've been a guitar player for most of my life, but the sudden onset of tendonitis in my left thumb and wrist a couple of years ago made it difficult to chord a guitar. After searching the internet for ukulele building supplies, I settled on a basic. Soprano_ukulele.jpg (1024×768)