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Electric Ukelele Build Preparation Questions


Koendb
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Hi all,

In between guitar projects, I also have a plan to build an electric ukelele.
Currently working out the plan, based on a electricherald plan for a Gibson Melody maker.
I need to double check the dimensions but for now just getting an idea of how it might look.
It will be a Concerto ukelele ( 15" scale length )
For now, I am considering making this a neck trough for no particular reason.

uke 3

I do wonder if I need to make a trussrod for this, I dont think I do, but perhaps others have another opinion?
Any advice on this little journey is greatly appreciated!

 


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Posted by: @koendb

I do wonder if I need to make a trussrod for this, I dont think I do

I’ve made cigar box guitars with no trussrod.  It was fine.  IIRC, the neck was Maple, so good & strong.

 

(It wasn’t *actually* a cigar box - the body was a hollowed out piece of scrap Ash).

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Truss rod not needed


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Baritone Uke 19inch scale lenght. Steel strings used. Carbon Fiber Rod installed.

 

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Bass Ukulele 20 inch scale lenght. Kamoa uke bass steel wound strings. Carbon fiber rod installed.

 

Anything 19 inch(Baritone Uke) or more, adviseable to install a carbon fiber rod.

Although cigar box guitars are made without truss rods. Works but prone to warping. 


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@tv101 and @Clinton Thanks guys!


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