This year we drew names and decided it was a handmade Christmas. Challenge accepted! I drew my son’s name and decided to try my hand at a baritone ukulele (because it is tuned the same as the bottom 4 strings of a guitar and is the largest). I made 3 ukuleles in total before I began his just to make sure I could do it. I kicked his up a notch by making it an acoustic/electric resonator ukulele and I am in awe of how this thing sounds! My son was beyond excited and very impressed that I made this. The body is completely made using the Glowforge.
That is beautiful. You have some serious talent there.
Thank you! It was definitely a labor of love.
Well it sure looks like it was worth every minute of it.
Wow, that was a serious project, nice job!
Just “a notch,” eh? Ha! This is fantastic!!
Stunning. How did you do the sides?
Haha! It was quite the notch. I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off! Thanks!
Impressive! What a wonderful labor of love.
That’s quite the project!
What did you use for the fingerboard? Laser-cut the fret slots?
Thanks! I cheated with the neck. I purchased a ready made neck from mgbguitars.com. It saved me a lot of time/headache because that is so beyond my abilities right now. The electrical components and resonator cone was purchased there as well.
Great work, and a very special gift!
I’m blown away by the things you can make as well. Thanks for sharing!
Killer job! My kid would love this!
This looks seriously awesome. Great work! I wish we could hear it being played as well.
Absolutely beautiful. You could sell these easily on the Hawaiian market, especially if you used koa. Amazing. And command bigetabucks! Did you wrap the inside and outside of the hinge? What did the electronics I say cost, if I may ask?
A treasured gift from a father to a son.
I have a vision the back has an engraving that depicts Hawaiian life in the 1950s.
That is absolutely fantastic. How about a video now of him playing it?