As a wild and crazy ukulele player I love everything uke! I have long wanted a banjo ukulele to round out my collection, but there are none available in my area of the world and even ordering one is terribly expensive! SO whats a crazy ukulele man to do?
Easy, make one yourself! I used a 2 dollar tamborine (before upgrading to a 3 dollar hand drum), an old uke neck from a broken old uke, some VERY simple and low quality non-electric tools and some TLC.
I made several videos outlining the whole process and would love to share them with you! Please enjoy this instructable and hopefully you too can make the banjo ukulele of your dreams!
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Step 1: The Beginning
Step 2: Cutting Myself But Not Minding
Step 3: A Couple Screws and Some Broken Bits!
Step 4: It's Alive! and Almost in Tune!
Well, almost... considering the broken and crazy bits and pieces, somewhat surprising to say the least!
Step 5: To Glue or Not Glue? a New Plan!
Funky tail piece and bridge not great.... Onwards and upwards! Goodbye tamborine, hello hand drum!
Step 6: Updates on the New Plan!
Step 7: It's Finished! Kinda Sorta...
Step 8: Almost Done! Some Filler and Paint All Thats Left!
Fully painted and filled video to come soon!
Step 9: Almost Done! Filler Added, Looking Good!
Step 10: Finshed Product! Painted and Strung!
I loved making this uke and look forward to my next homemade ukulele project!
I hope you enjoyed it too!