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Tenor Ukulele Kit

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Tenor Ukulele Kit

Tenor Ukulele Kit

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$173.93

Tenor Ukulele Kit with DVD

Tenor Ukulele Kit with DVD

Item # 5348-DVD
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List Price $215.88
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Tenor Ukulele Kit

About This Item

A great kit for beginners: the neck has already been shaped, and all parts are included, even the strings. No plywood! This kit features solid traditional woods for great tone. The finished instrument delivers a big, warm sound.

SAVE! Order your kit with our 109-minute DVD, How To Build a Ukulele Kit. Gordon and Char Mayer of Mya-Moé Ukuleles guide you step-by-step through assembly. Great tips from pro luthiers!

The kit includes:
Solid mahogany soundboard and back
Bent solid mahogany sides
Shaped neck
Slotted inlaid rosewood fingerboard
Shaped rosewood bridge
Spruce braces and linings
Geared tuning machines
Nut, saddle and soundhole purflings
Fretwire and strings
Detailed instructions

This tenor ukulele has 17-3/32" scale length.

Easy finishing options
ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer is an economical way to apply a finish without complicated setup or equipment. Only a few cans are needed to completely finish your ukulele.


Instructions

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Tenor Ukulele Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions and body template for the Tenor Ukulele Kit.

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3.0

Tenor Ukulele

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I received the Tenor Ukelele kit with instructions on how to assemble and found it to be adequate though I doubt that it could easily be assembled by an inexperienced woodworker. The tuners that were sent did not completely match as one of the tuners was for the wrong side. The neck assembly is a bit unsound as the connection to the body is accomplished with dowel pins rather than the conventional heel assembly that is integral to the block having the sides attach via slots on the side of the block. Nevertheless the instrument when completed looks and feels quite satisfactory and the price is right.

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Waited a long time to write this review. I can only give this kit two stars. Materials are cheaply milled. Have purchased three kits now and not one could be put together with "simple" wood working tools. For sure, there is no quality assurance given to these kits. Two of three kits had warped tops or backs. I have received untrue neck blocks in all three kits that would need to be unglued straightened up and sanded for a proper fit. Two of the backs and tops cracked under light pressure from the rubber bands during glue up. The slots in all three finger boards are way too deep and showed gaps at every fret. Some nuts and saddles were plastic instead of bone. The proposed jig is a nightmare to build accurately. The measurements are off in the manual. The best quality parts are actually the tuning machines which is not what I would have expected. With their reputation for quality, I would have expected a much easier build from Stew Mac. For the price of this kit, I would have expected nicely milled parts. I'll give it two stars only because the top, back and sides are solid mahogany. Having priced the raw materials $155 would be a fair cost if the individual components were not so poorly milled. The tenor uke is a great introduction to uke making but this particular kit really makes building it an unpleasant experience. After three bad kits I give up. I don't mind buying the proper tools either, but I shouldn't have to rework the parts that are supposed to be done for me.

5.0

Simple and Fun

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Verified Buyer


Amazingly Simple and quality

5.0

First Ukulele

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Being retried and a hobbist woodworker I was doubtful before I ordered my Ukulele, that I could actually finish it. The kit was very complete, it had a very good instruction booklet. Start to finsh it took about two weeks, as I was working on other projects at the same time. I gave it away at a family reunion in Sept. as a fund raiser. Also, I had some CNC engraving done on the front, to commemorate the event. It sound great and the new owner is very happy. I will make another for next years reunion. very gratifying project.

5.0

tenor ukulele kit build

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I purchased my tenor kit along with the DVD in October. As I built the uke, I often referred to the DVD, which I considered a great help. The directions were very straightforward. I completed it in two weeks. I applied 10 coats of spray laquer and rubbed it out with pumice and rottenstone and gave it a final polish with paste wax. The finish turned out beautiful. The sound is as good or better than my $300.00 concert. I will definitely be building more in the future.

5.0

Easy to build kit

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You can build this kit with hand tools and sand paper but I wound up buying a lot of tools (fret hammer, nippers, sanding station, router, cam clamps, very accurate ruler) to help with the job. It might have been the extra tools, but the ukulele I built with this kit is far better than anything I have bought for double the cost of the kit. It makes a very nice instrument. I bought another kit and look forward to my next project.

4.0

My first ululele

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This is the first ukulele. I have add a binding .

4.0

Nice Project

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I have made a few acoustic guitars from scratch and my 11 year old son wanted to try building an instrument with me for a school project, so we chose the Tenor Ukulele kit. We had a great time together and built a lovely, nice sounding instrument that he is very, very proud of.

Concerns: The top and back blanks were cut at a angle to the grain direction (~15 deg). They are oversized a bit, so we were able to adjust a bit, but things are still not quite lined up. I'm sure if we had called StewMac, they would have shipped us new parts, but we had no time.

Overall, I would recommend this kit and would build another one.

5.0

Fantastic Uke that you can take pride in playing

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Verified Buyer


This is a great sounding uke! The components are top quality and the service from StewMac is second to none. Tech support answered ALL of my questions during the build and when I had an issue with a "cupped" fretboard, the StewMac crew sent me a replacement immediately without any hassles at all.
If you are an intermediate woodworker, you should not have any troubles building a great sounding uke.

4.0

Tenor Uke with inlay

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This is my second build after a soprano kit. Went crazy with inlay. Extra tools I added to my kit this time were the Dremell precision router base and the Optivisor with LED lights both made the fine work a dream. Also got the Deadblow hammer which made the fretting less fretful. (Sorry about that) Tha inlay is Huon Pine and Ivory on the headstock which I salvaged from a derelict piano 35 years ago.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 96 See Tenor Ukulele Kit
on page 96 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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