StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits Soprano

Soprano

Item # 5351
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$94.07

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Concert

Concert

Item # 5352
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$104.22

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Tenor

Tenor

Item # 5354
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$115.33

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Baritone

Baritone

Item # 5368
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$153.01

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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!)

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 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

Build an instrument you can play today!
If you are new to uke but play guitar, you can play a baritone uke right away! 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" (38.1mm)


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StewMac Ukulele Kit Instructions

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

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5.0

Tenor and Baritone Uke Kits

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Verified Buyer


Kits have arrived in Mudgee, Australia 6 days after order , kits are complete and all look good.

I look forward to assembling them in the next few weeks

5.0

Baritone Uke Kit

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Verified Buyer


This was an excellent Uke kit. The instructions were fantastic - easy to follow. Good quality materials. I have no shop space so I had to build it in my Livingroom. It is a fun project

5.0

Fun project!

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Verified Buyer


Great kit! Good quality and Lots if fun to build. It’s been a great project. I still have 50% til complete. Can’t wait to play it.

5.0

Fun project to do with the family

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Verified Buyer


We're putting the finishing touches on a concert uke. We're going to paint peacock feathers on the front and maybe the headstock. Doing this project teaches a great deal about musical instruments, about how much of their value is in the raw materials, how much is in the design, how much in the craftmanship. It has been so much fun doing this project with my family that I bought a second one before even finishing the first--so we could do it even better! It's even inspired me to do one of the electric guitar kits and, later, the baritone uke.

5.0

Good Kit!

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Verified Buyer


This is the second ukelele kit I’ve assembled from StewMac, the first was the tenor sized. The second kit went together quicker, and having the little jigs and form already from previous effort made this project go pretty quick!

Decent materials, great instructions, anyone with even basics of woodworking will be successful with this kit. As the kit and website documentation suggests, no matter what level of experience you’re at, you have fun, and learn a lot! I know I did!

5.0

Service Comment

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Verified Buyer


The tenor uke kit is a Christmas present so at this point I can't comment too much about assembly, although the vid looks like a great aid. My desire here is to comment on the more than excellent service that I received when I reported kit parts were damaged. Replacement parts were shipped rapidly at no cost to me whatsoever. Josh was very helpful and accommodating. If the assembled uke is anything like the service, it will be excellent.

5.0

Tenor kit caused severe addiction

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I bought the solid wood tenor kit about a year ago. I found the quality to be excellent. I can't speak for the laminated kits. The sides were well bent and aligned perfectly without even being in a jig. The jig plans worked very well for assembly. I'm sure the kit as supplied would have been fine, but I wanted a personal touch. I purchased a cedar top and mandolin kerfing. I added curly maple binding with black/white/black purfling on the top and side edges of the binding. Curly maple is probably one of the most difficult woods to bend due to the surface end grain that is exposed. It likes to crack at these points. It was a frustrating learning curve. I also bound the neck with the same wood and added a mother of pearl rosette with black/white/black purfling on the inside and outside edges. I drilled out the fret marker dots and installed mother of pearl dots. I had extra b/w/b purfling so I inlaid a strip where the sides join at the tail. This is a very thin accent that looks really good. I finished the heel with a piece of maple also. It came out nice.
A lot of reviews discuss the problem with the dowel hole placement on the neck. I purchased a set of dowel centering pins for $7.00 and was able to align the holes perfectly. You put them in the dowel holes and align the neck on center with the body and press them together. The pins leave register marks to drill. I would recommend this step. It makes the process so easy. I also double checked the bridge/saddle placement using Stewmac's fret position calculator. Intonation is important and the calculator makes it easy. My tenor sounds wonderful. Also, be gentle when tapping in the frets. I was under the impression that you need to whack them in and I buried the first one pretty deep relative to the others. This required a lot of sanding and recrowning. Although I must say the action came out super light. I got really lucky.
The biggest problem I had with this project was becoming severely addicted to woodworking. I have had very little experience with woodworking other than junior high school wood shop. I am now on my fourth ukulele a year into it. I have purchased many tools and materials and spend most of my off work waking hours in my makeshift shop. I am learning how to sharpen tools (most important), and stain and finish wood. My girlfriend loves her peace and quiet so this keeps me out of her hair. I am having fun learning about the different characteristics of different woods and how to hand shape all of the parts that go together. I have made three baritones using bocote, pistachio, and maple. I used bloodwood for the binding on the bocote uke and hand made the bridge from bloodwood also. I have gotten some good compliments from friends who can't see most of my mistakes (and there are some doozies). Stewmac has been a great source for information, tools and materials for the specialization that lutheirship(is that a word?) requires. Building an instrument from scratch employs about every aspect of woodworking. Carving, laminating, gluing, inlaying, finishing, sawing, chiseling and, most of all, measuring.
This is a great new hobby for me. This review is not an advertisement and I have received no compensation for these words, though maybe I could get a deal on an EES 335 kit to cut my teeth on guitars. :)

5.0

Very Enjoyable Project

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I just finished building the solid mahogany tenor ukulele kit. I was very impressed with the quality of all the items in the kit, especially the mahogany sides, neck, top and bottom. The build is pretty straightforward and the instructions clear for the most part. The videos on YouTube are great. The only problem I encountered was with the finish. The water based liquid went on smoothly with the cotton ball and cloth but the second coat applied with the sponge brush had several drips that took forever to carefully sand out. I then applied two coats with a one inch sable watercolor brush and got a great finish. I would explore an oil finish if I build another instrument. A great kit and very fun to build.

5.0

Great Father & Son Project!

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Verified Buyer


After building a concert kit, several guitar kits & a fiddle kit with my daughter, my son Tristan (5) wanted to build an instrument with me. We worked on it over several weeks and incorporated some of the more advanced techniques we'd learned on other instruments. These kits are amazing bonding opportunities & result in fantastic instruments!

5.0

Fantastic build!

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Verified Buyer


Watch the videos (YouTube) - Dan does a great job walking through the steps. Take your time and enjoy the build! I would recommend this as a first build to anyone who has a desire to do luthier work but lacks the confidence. Other than tools and supplies such as glue, paint/stain and sandpaper, this kit has everything you need!

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