Tag Archives: DIY

  1. Papas Boxes Concert Build: The Box

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    December 22, 2009 by Tim

    Being that the cigar box is the main part of a cigar box ukulele I felt I had to make it really interesting and fun. Since I used a box that never held a cigar in its life I also had to make it look like a cigar box, but how to do that is a challenge. On the other hand since it was not a real cigar box it gave me a great opportunity to do whatever I wanted, so I did!

  2. Papas Boxes Concert Build


    December 4, 2009 by Tim

    A month or so ago the kind folks at Papas Boxes sent me an e-mail saying that they were back to taking orders again. On a whim I e-mailed them and told them about my blog and they responded really quickly and asked what size, I went with concert. Not very many people have seen the soprano cigar box ukulele that I made 2 years ago, but I found the kit on EBay and it was basically a fret board, rough neck, floating bridge, and zither pins for tuning, Very basic and well-made kit. It played ok and the tuning was a little hard to do, so I bought the tuner kit and also replaced the bridge that came with it with a Grover 4 string banjo bridge. Now it plays really well and is a ton of fun. That is one of the best things about the kit. You can either put it together and play, or keep changing it and adjusting it until it is what you want.

  3. PAPA IS BACK!!!!

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    September 5, 2009 by Tim

    Papa (AKA: Bill Moore) is back!!!

    You don’t know who he is?

    Well, I believe he is the best cigar box ukulele kit makers and after about a year or so of not selling his ukes and his kits he is back, and by back I mean back in full force.

  4. Ukulele Straps


    July 9, 2009 by Tim

    How do you strap your instrument on? Do you have leather straps? Nylon? Pink fur? Or do you prefer to …
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