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Tenor uke plans?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:14 pm
by Simon Magennis
I recently got myself a cheap soprano ukelele kit. Total "construction" consisted of joining ready made next to ready made body, then glueing the bridge and sticking on the tuners. I have been amusing myself no end with it in the last few days.

Now I fancy trying something a big bigger. :-)

Anyone tried the tenor plan here?



Re: Tenor uke plans?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:13 pm
by Simon Magennis
I did a search today and found a variety of free online plans. Pinterest seems to have a quite a bit of stuff too, but I am a luddite in terms of social media so I don't have an account there.

Can't say anything about the relative merits as I have never built a uke before.

Here are a few sources starting with StewMac. This kit assembly guide has drawings.

Oaktown has a nice variety of uke plans

Fairly basic plan.

Crane is a japanese site specialising in older guitars but has a 5 string uke plan. This is one of the two pages of the plan. ... 2_2010.pdf

This french site has a uke plan as well as a number of guitar plans.

I have a semi-prepared back and sides for a small guitar that I never got round to making - I reckon that might end up as a tenor uke. I would need to rebend on of the sides to make a cutaway or stick with a more conventional regular shape. We'll see. Ditto a guitar top where my rosette is not well put in. Most of the rosette would be cut away so flip it over and cover up whatever might be visible.

Re: Tenor uke plans?

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:02 pm
by Jim McConkey
You missed one! The MIMF has uke plans here, and sales help support the Forum.