Tenor Ukulele Kit

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Meet the big brother of our popular Soprano Ukulele Kit! It's just as easy and rewarding to assemble, and the finished instrument delivers a bigger, warmer sound.

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Tenor Ukulele Kit

Tenor Ukulele Kit

Item # 5348
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Tenor Ukulele Kit, Tenor Ukulele Kit with DVD

Tenor Ukulele Kit, Tenor Ukulele Kit with DVD

Item # 5348-DVD
In stock, ready to ship!

$205.60 $182.98

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Meet the big brother of our popular Soprano Ukulele Kit! It's just as easy and rewarding to assemble, and the finished instrument delivers a bigger, warmer sound.

The Tenor Ukulele kit is 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.

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. Or try brush-on application with ColorTone Brushing Varnish.

Product Instructions

Tenor Ukulele Kit Instructions

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

Ratings & Reviews

Tenor Ukulele Kit

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My first ululele

By Antonio Cariddi Giuseppe from Bari Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 07, 2012

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

Nice Project

By Peter O from Portland, OR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 27, 2012

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.

Fantastic Uke that you can take pride in playing

By BryanC from IL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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.

Tenor Uke with inlay

By myuke from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 08, 2012

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.

Tenor Ukulele Kit is Awesome!

By Joe Loverti Sr. from Miamisburg, Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 05, 2012

The first thing you'll notice when you open the box is the first-class quality of all the parts. I took my time and followed the instruction booklet. It also helps to review on-line posts on youtube and other sources. You should have some basic woodworking skills and yes, you will need some woodworking tools. There are easier, cheaper kits for those without the skill set or the tools. I'd say this kit is not meant for a rank beginner. Though I'm sure newbies have built a nice ukulele from this kit. My finished ukulele looks terrific and sounds awesome. I'm very pleased with this product and am seriously thinking of getting another one to build because I enjoyed it so much the first time.

Our very expensive ukulele project

By Carolyn Mays from lake oswego, or
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 30, 2011

When we received our tenor ukulele kit,we were pleased with the quality of all the parts and with the instructional DVD that we ordered as well. We became increasingly discouraged by all the very expensive equipment that we have had to purchase to build our single ukulele.
We are now stuck on the "fret seating" step...it's not working at all. We have made sevaral phone calls to get help...luthiers want $300 to do it for us. It is only fair to inform buyers of the investment in tools they need to build your kits. And you may want to consider pre-seating frets in the kit.

Educational-Nice Tone

By Jim Elliot from Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I love this little thing. I bought this to get some cheap practice before gluing together an archtop guitar I'm working on. I didn't really follow the instructions. Maybe better if I had. I built a mold to the shape of the drawing and used it rather than the suggested jig. Without the mold the side shapes would have been pretty far off. I used home made spool clamps rather than rubberbands. I used an edge trimmer router bit with roller guide to trim the top and back.

Most troublesome for me was fitting the neck. I was impatient and wanted to hear some results. Fit could have been a lot better, but in the end the ukulele plays well and sounds really pretty. I'm hooked and I got the education I wanted.

Tenor Ukulele Kit

By Geoffrey from Adelaide, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 26, 2011

This kit was my first attempt to construct any musical instrument. I found it great for giving me some basics, the instructions and the DVD were of great value to me, both were easy to follow. Overall a great success and a very good kit.

Tenor Ukulele Kit- delivered fast as lightning

By Jim Loveridge from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 20, 2011

After speaking with my brother (see previous review) I too decided to build my own Uke. I was impressed when my kit was delivered to my door within 2 working days from ordering, from the States this is unheard of. Well the kit is great and I am in the middle of a very steep learning curve but I love challenges, however, I also purchased the DVD, and what a help that has been, I couldn't have done it without it.

Installing the frets were a bit of a #@$%&*! , but overall, I am impressed with the quality of materials and I am looking forward to finishing, and playing my new Uke.

Great Daughter - Dad project

By Aurian & Rob from Gap PA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 24, 2011

Aurian Review: The finished product is so much better than we expected...I love the sound and it is so much fun to play! It was also a great experience for my dad and I to work on it and I had a lot of fun through the entire process.

Dad Review: End results exceeded expectations. Here are a few items to keep an eye on:

- Download the pdf as the plan in the book is not to scale.
- Use a "straight" caul when gluing on the fret board as I used only rubber bands and ended up with a 1/64 bow toward the player at the headstock. Barely was able to file down the 2nd & 3rd frets to remove the buzz. I probably should have re-glued the fret board...

- Gluing on the neck straight is hard to do as there are no good datums to hold as the fret board over hang is curved after hammering in the frets. Might consider gluing on the neck to the body first, then the fret board to the neck.
-A dremel with sanding drum is good enough to sand back the top and bottom overhang.
- Used Tru-oil gunstock finish with no prior stain applied to the wood. Very easy and looks good.

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