StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits Soprano

Soprano

Item # 5351
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$79.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Concert

Concert

Item # 5352
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$89.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Tenor

Tenor

Item # 5354
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$99.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Baritone
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Baritone

Item # 5368
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$139.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits

About This Item

Ukulele's are one of the hottest instruments on the market right now, people love them and just can't get enough of them. They make a great place to start if you're a new builder looking for that first project. They're simple, easy and a ton of fun (plus, they sound amazing!)

NEW! Now available in baritone!

No Woodworking Experience Required!
We give you detailed instructions and bracing plans to guide you through each step of the build, from start to finish!

To reduce spring-back and aid stability the back and sides are made from high quality mahogany laminates—this will go a long way to ensuring your first build is painless and enjoyable. Available in soprano, concert, tenor, and now baritone sizes.

    Included with each kit
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Laminated mahogany back
  • Laminated mahogany sides
  • Fully shaped mahogany neck with two dowel pins for neck joint
  • Walnut fretboard, slotted and inlaid with position markers
  • Tuners with mounting hardware
  • Shaped string nut
  • Carved, drilled walnut bridge
  • Shaped saddle
  • Plastic dowel for making side dots
  • Fretwire
  • Rubber binding bands
  • Spruce braces, quartersawn and carved for top and back
  • Two spruce soundhole braces
  • Bridge plate
  • Full-size bracing plan
  • Instruction book
  • Strings

New! Baritone ukes are tuned just like a guitar
Build an instrument you can play today! If you are new to uke but play guitar, you can play this baritone right out of the box! Because it's tuned the same as the top 4 strings of your guitar—D, G, B, E, you already know how to play it! You'll be rocking on this little guy as soon as you've strung it up. And it makes a great first instrument for a child or new player.

Soprano specs
Overall length: 20-15/16" (532mm)
Scale length: 13-1/2" (343mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Concert specs
Overall length: 24" (610mm)
Scale length: 14-13/16" (376mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Tenor specs
Overall length: 25-7/8" (657mm)
Scale length: 16-7/8" (429mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Baritone specs
Overall length: 30" (762mm)
Scale length: 20-1/8" (513.55mm)
Width at the nut: 1-1/2" (25.4mm)

Instructions

Product Instructions

StewMac Ukulele Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions and bracing plans for our StewMac Ukulele Kits.

Video Courses

How to Build a Ukulele Kit

Watch our extensive video series on how to build a ukulele.

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5.0

Nice kit and starter project

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Verified Buyer


This is my first attempt to build an acoustic instrument, and is preparing me for my ultimate goal...building a Triple O 12 fret acoustic guitar. But, the Uke gives me the opportunity to learn and enter the 'guitar building' experience at a lower cost. I currently have the body and neck built, and I am ready to stain and finish the body and neck. I will also experiment with cutting my logo out of mother of pearl and making an inlay for the headstock. The parts, wood and instructions are all high quality, and the on-line videos are very good and helpful. Looking forward to my next projects...an ES335 and then the Triple O 12 fret acoustic guitar.

4.0

StewMac Baritone Ukulele Kit

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Verified Buyer


Enjoyed building this. I could be wrong but the top being braced more like a guitar than with fan bracing keeps this baritone ukulele from sounding muddy. Nice mellow but with definition - I like it. Gotta take care when drilling the holes to accommodate the neck/body joint as the holes aren't perfectly centered. All in all a very nice sounding baritone uke for the money, and an enjoyable time building it. Thanks StewMac.

5.0

Yes Uke Can!

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Verified Buyer


I've commented here before...I just wanted to thank you for your latest email...a nice vignette about one builder's customization efforts for his ukulele kit. Particularly timely and relevant for me, as a first-time builder...taking my time, and especially so as I work on customization..a bit of binding and inlay work. Kit building and customization...learning new skills and loving it!

Also, commenting as a Montrealer, might the fellow commenter from France mean "I am in *no* (as opposed to *any*) way disappointed..."? This would be consistent with his 5 star rating. (I face similar challenges when I use negatives and double negatives in my second language...French.)

5.0

ukulele tenor kit # 5354

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Verified Buyer


Hello,
Ordered on 12 14 2018, I well received the uke on 12 31 2018 via USPS to France. Well packaged, all parts are present, whithout any defect, with even an extra tuner screw and side dot dowelI (I think in case of possible loss, it's a nice attention).

The top is slightly twisted, which is naturel for solid wood, and will flatten up after braces laying.
Grain of laminated back and sides are in line with the top and corresponds to the pictures in the assembly instructions booklet.

Unfamiliar with technical English. I first undertook the traductions of the assembly instructions, that I found very clear and precise, well illustrated and perfectly complemented by the free videos offered by your site.

Eventually, for foreign buyers, it would have been desirable to indicate them more precisely about the custom fees : I had to pay 34.00 € more for France. Altough this is part of the purchase from USA, it's almost half of the kit price.

However, it remains largely competitive compared to the quality/price ratio with all kits that can be found in Europe.

I am in any way disappointed with this purchase, up to the reputation of StewMac, and I thank you for advance for this product and have great hope in my success for this building.

2.0

Definitely a Beginner Level Project: Will Produce a Beginner Level Instrument

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Verified Buyer


After building several guitars I wanted to try a baritone ukulele. Baritone uke plans are hard to find, and kits even more so. I bought this one too hastily, planning to give the finished product to my nephew who already plays a baritone uke. Once I received the kit I realized the instrument he already owns is almost certainly better than what I can make with the StewMac kit. Among the deficiencies: the neck-to-body joint is an inherently weak end grain butt joint. The back is flat, not arched. The body does not taper in thickness from lower to upper bout. The veneer on back and sides is paper thin if not thinner. There is no rosette and no binding. I will use the parts and plans as patterns for making an instrument from scratch. This is probably a great product for beginners, but I think it is too basic to satisfy most folks with prior experience and a well equipped shop. I would have happily paid more for solid wood, quality joinery and professional quality detailing.

5.0

Great gift

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Verified Buyer


Bought this for my husbands birthday and he loved it. He can’t wait to assemble it and get to playing!!

4.0

Easy and fun to build but could use better instructions

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Verified Buyer


I bought this kit to build with my daughter who recently started playing. Overall I'd say we had a blast building it and, once we finished it, she enjoys playing it alot and brags to her friends about it.
The instructions did, however, lead us astray at a couple of points.
The measurements for drilling the holes for the dowels that hold the neck to the body weren't close and we had to fill and redrill the holes. Take your own measurements.
The advice to let the glue for the bridge dry for 45 minutes is way off. We let it dry for a few hours and the bridge flew off when the strings were under tension. A call to the help line advised us to let it sit overnight instead. Once we did that, we got a great instrument that my daugter is proud to hang on the wall in her room (when she isn't playing it, that is).

5.0

una atencion muy rapida y cordial, gracias por sus atenciones

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Verified Buyer


excelente articulo, muy bonito, quiero inculcar a mi niña de 8 años el oficio de guitarrero o luthier, ya que los instrumentos musicales sobre todo los de cuerda creo yo son lo mejor en el mundo de la música, proximamente video con mi hija armando un uke de muy buena calidad de StewMac

4.0

Fun little kit

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Verified Buyer


I have built two acoustic guitars and telecaster, so this was a fun little change of pace. The sides, back, and top I got were very nice ribbon mahogany. The neck was really bland looking, almost blonde colored. I did a fair amount of embellishment, including a rosette, ebony bindings, and an abalone inlay in the headstock to liven it up a bit. My only word to someone considering the kit is that I really think binding is a must, because the back is a laminated. If you don't bind it, you'll see the lamination layers along the back edges. If it were a solid back, this wouldn't be an issue. Adding binding can introduce a bit more work and tools if you aren't already setup to do binding. Having some experience is a bonus (and/or a friend with some tools), but a first timer could pull this off. Happy building!

2.0

Concert Ukulele

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Verified Buyer


I havent made the uke yet but am disappointed in the quality of the kit. Materials were quite flimsy.

Response from StewMac


Hi Claire,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that the StewMac Ukulele Kit you received didn't meet your expectations. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If something doesn't meet your expectations, you are welcome to return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our customer support team has decades of experience making customers happy. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

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