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Making a Cigar Box Uke Bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bearfoot, Jan 1, 2018.


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  1. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    Hello, Talkbass.

    Ok, I know - no pics in the initial post is a major violation. Please bear with me, if the topic interests you.

    We are well along on this project, but a long ways to go ~ this is a collaboration between myself and an experienced woodworker and artist, and it will be a few months more before its completed, as we only work on the bass when I'm visiting a few hours away.

    Balboa Natural, mahogany cigar box body

    Neck and headstock are made ~ cherry/maple/walnut/maple/cherry

    Fingerboard is Ziricote, very pretty.

    I went with the D'Addario bass uke strings, and have a 3-piezo element pickup which should cover a wide area.

    Scale length - trying for 23", looks like that'll work out well. I really don't like the 20" scale length and 23" seems about the most we can get out the strings, which are 31-32" total length.

    fretless
     
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