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crazy awesome or just crazy?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mrbell321, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. mrbell321


    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    I had an idea last night. It started with this:

    And as you may know, I've started another thread on another project for a bass ukulele. Once that's done(or I get bored with it), I was thinking: flip-over bass ukulele/ukulele combo.

    Just a rough idea at this point, but here are the key ideas so far:
    1) symmetric, double-cutout Gibson EB-3 styled body: [​IMG]
    2) traveler guitar style tuning machine arrangement for the bass side: [​IMG]
    3) semi-headless(headless for the bass side, but potentially use the extra length of the bass scale to set up tuners on the head end uke side). I haven't quite worked this out... But I think I could rig "single sided friction tuners".
    4) piezo bridge pickups and preamp.
    5) endpin output jack and strap pin at the head
    6) maybe hide the preamp under a scratch guard

    I don't play uke very well right now(or bass for that matter...), but I imagine this could be really fun w/ a loop pedal: record a loop on one side, flip over and solo with it.

    Is it crazy?

    In any case, it's a while off since I've got other projects going