Tag Archives: home made

  1. $5 Hard Ukulele DIY case


    February 14, 2011 by Tim

    Up front, I lied a little…The case is $5 and you could leave it as is and not spend any …
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  2. Family Photo 2011


    January 1, 2011 by Tim

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! And what a year! Just like last year I am posting all the ukes that are at …
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  3. First Double Ukulele Hard Case


    October 26, 2010 by Tim

    I made my first real hard case for a ukulele, actually I made it for 2 ukes! Why make your …
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  4. Banjo Ukulele Head Replacement


    October 22, 2010 by Tim

    When I purchased my vantage banjo uke, I knew I was taking a chance that it would be a wall hanger. The head was torn and I had never replaced a banjo head or tried anything like that before, but I figured what the hell, how hard could it be? It is not hard to do once you know how, but finding out how ro replace a head of an in-line banjo ukulele compared to a regular banjo head with the outside brackets proved to be impossible. That is why I wrote this. So that someone else who is looking for how to do this may find something on it.

  5. Fleamarket Ukulele rebuild


    October 3, 2010 by Tim

    Some would say there is a special place in hell for what I did to this uke. The first rule when finding a vintage ukulele is to never, I mean never ever strip the original finish off. So I did it anyways. In my defense the name on the head was gone, head was torn, and the tuning pegs were shot. Not to mention that there was no bridge or tailpiece.

    So here is the list of what I did:

  6. Ukulele World Congress 2010


    June 9, 2010 by Tim

    What do you get when you have a bunch of ukulele players come to an old hippy commune to play a 8 hour open mic, camp, eat and jam all day long?


  7. Ukulele Player Magazine #12


    April 29, 2010 by Tim

    I dont know how long it has been out, but like clockwork there is another awesome issue.

  8. Ukestar Ukulele Strap Review


    March 11, 2010 by Tim

    Most guitar players have a strap for their guitar, especially electric guitar players. Guitars are big and most people can’t hold a guitar while standing and play it (Unless you are my friend Paul, he is weird). Ukuleles are small; you can wedge it between your belly and your arm and still play it just fine, right?
    The answer is yes and no. On one hand you can simply hold it with your arm and gut. It is light and that is what a lot of people do, perfectly fine, but………..

  9. Papas Boxes Concert Build: The Build


    December 31, 2009 by Tim

    Well here I am ending the year with a built, and by no means finished, cigar box ukulele. In all this project took me a few more weeks than I thought it would. Part of it was life and part of it were things that I did not expect while building this crazy thing. Below I will talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. (Most of it good with the ugly things stemming from my issues)

  10. 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!

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