Soprano Ukulele Kit

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Perfect for beginners! Here's a fine sounding uke you can build with basic hand tools — just follow the illustrated instructions and apply a finish.

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Soprano Ukulele Kit

Soprano Ukulele Kit

Item # 5347
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Soprano Ukulele Kit, Soprano Ukulele Kit with DVD

Soprano Ukulele Kit, Soprano Ukulele Kit with DVD

Item # 5347-DVD
In stock, ready to ship!

$157.95 $134.26

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Quantity: 20


Perfect for beginners! Here's a fine sounding uke you can build with basic hand tools — just follow the illustrated instructions and apply a finish.

Assembly is simple, the neck has already been shaped, and all parts are included (strings, too). This kit features solid traditional woods for great tone.

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
Traditional tuning pegs
Nut, saddle and soundhole purflings
Fretwire and strings
Detailed instructions

This soprano ukulele has 13-3/4" scale length. Larger Tenor Ukulele Kit also available.

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

Product Instructions

Soprano Ukulele Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the Soprano Ukulele Kit.

Ratings & Reviews

Soprano Ukulele Kit

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This is a great instrument

By Abbi Uke from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012

This is the first instrument I have ever built. The kit comes with all the parts you need, however, as you should expect there are some tools required - there are some work arounds for suggested tools, but one luithier specific tool I recommend is a fret crowning file. After I leveled the frets a few of them were very flat and attempts at crowning with a regular file were damaging the finger board so I broke down and bought one and it did the job with ease. I had a lot of fun building this kit and learned a lot about instrument making. By the way if you take your time this uke when stringed with "aftermarket" strings has a much better and louder tone than a $99 store bought concert sized uke I bought a couple months ago. It's a fun project and you get a great instrument to play with when you are done.

So Random

By No name brand from Gatineau, QC, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This ain't at my first stringed instrument build and stewmac served me well for years and still do, but this wow !?!? There's nothing like finishing the whole thing and realize it would need 3/4 inch saddle to string it. This is NOT a fit and glue project. The neck heel is so randomly cut, mine will need at least a 1/8 inch wedge to get the neck right (after cutting the neck off the body, make the wedge, reglue, sigh...)

Fun from start to finish

By Donato from Staten Island, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The son of a friend was to perform in a fund raiser "Hawaiian" night but did not have a Uke, so I took this as my excuse to give the Stew-Mac Soprano Ukulele kit a try. As usual, the kit arrived fast, it was all inclusive and nicely prepared. The instrument went together quickly with little effort. I opted for the kit with the accompanying CD even though I have built a number of kits prior to the Uke. I managed to pick up some new tips and techniques from the CD.

Overall I been very satisfied with everything from Stew-Mac. I highly recommend this kit (with or without the CD) to anyone who wants to build a fine little, beautiful sounding instrument.

The first of many

By myuke from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 12, 2011

Congratulations to Stwemac on a first class kit and service. I received my kit in Australia on a Wednesday night and completed the build at 2.30 AM on the Sunday night. IT IS ADDICTIVE. I upgraded to the Grover machine tuners which are well worth the small extra. I also added some ivory inlay on the head which came up great. I will be ordering a tenor kit immediately.

Is a jig too much to ask

By David Legan from Bossier City, Louisiana
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 13, 2011

I have just now started work on the project, so I could change my mind. It was shipped quickly, all of the parts are there and in good shape. I would be further along if it was not for the huge list of things I need to do the job. All can be bought at a hardware store, I think, but I have been to two and do not have it all, yet. My big b***h is that it could have come with the jig. I lucked into a generous and not-busy guy at a hardware store who cut mine from cost- $.51. Yep, fifty one cents. for $150 bucks they could put one in the box at that price.


By guiter hero from ma
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 15, 2011

I do think the uke kit is good. Wish it came with cardboad cut outs make it a little easy for the kids

Great little uke

By Ian Verner from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 20, 2010

Have just finished the kit and love the end result, great tone and sound. Prefer this to the tenor uke which I also made. As with other reviewers buy decent strings those supplied with the kit are rubbish. Also replace the friction pegs with better machine heads. Converted the kit to left handed version no problem as nut was generically slotted rather than with different gauge slots.

very good kit

Beginner Luthier

By Chad from Chicagoland
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 10, 2010

The kit was marvelous. Instructions were very clear (no "bad english" like other instruction manuals I have used). The quality was very high and beautiful. Parts were well manufactured and were easy to put together. I also bought the video, which was a great investment. It really went hand in hand with the written instructions.

good sound

By butcher99 from Kelowna BC canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have done other stewmac kits in the past but not for many years. The kit instructions are fairly clear. It goes together well. A couple notes: I would forgo the dowel in the neck next time. Properly fit the neck to the body by putting sandpaper on the body and sand the neck and making sure you get a 100% fit neck/body. Unless you have a drill press or are very lucky you will not be able to get the dowel 100% true. There is not much tension on those nylon strings. Throw away the strings in the kit or use them for fishing. They sound like crap. Purchase machine uke tuners. Friction pegs are terrible although a little rosin in the friction area makes them better. Be very careful with the instant glue on the sound hole. The instructions say it darkens the wood but will be invisible after the finish. Not so. It darkens the wood and it remains visible. Especially to the builder since you know about it. I finished mine with the brush on finish then wet sanded down to 2500 sandpaper in stages after lots of coats of finish. Then rubbed with rotten stone and got a deep lustrous finish. Sound quality is great for such a new instrument. You will be disappointed at first but the quality of the sound starts to build fast. Just keep playing it. In a couple weeks you will be very happy with the sound. All in all a nice project.

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