StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits Soprano

Soprano

Item # 5351
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$99.95
$74.96

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Concert

Concert

Item # 5352
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$109.95
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StewMac Ukulele Kits Tenor

Tenor

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$119.95
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StewMac Ukulele Kits Baritone
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Baritone

Item # 5368
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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: 13-37/64" (344mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Concert specs
Overall length: 24" (610mm)
Scale length: 14-29/32" (378mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Tenor specs
Overall length: 25-7/8" (657mm)
Scale length: 16-31/32" (431mm)
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.

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4.0

Easy and fun to build but could use better instructions

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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.

5.0

First timer

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Verified Buyer


I bought this as an affordable option to testing the waters of a dream.

The bad: the neck dowel holes were drilled 1/8" off center, but I compensated for it. I also didn't read as thoroughly as I should have, and ended up having to cut the sides down thinner (I didn't cut the neck and tail blocks first). Luckily, I had a sharp draw knife. The drips in the poly were awful, and I almost smashed it against my bench after the 10th time I had to sand it.

The good: all the screw ups taught me patience, and I learned to cover things up in an almost professional looking manner. My dad and little brother complimented it, and I assured them that the cool stuff like the natural top and stained sides were all smoke and mirrors. After letting the strings sit for a week or so, it plays in tune. I'm also learning to play ukelele now (29 years guitar, 17 bass). I bought 2 more kits while they were on sale.

4.0

I miss the old kit.

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Verified Buyer


Over the years, I have made several of these kits for friends and relative. This new version has some changes- some good, some not-so-good, and others just changes, neither good nor bad. I miss the soundhole purfling and the more substantial neck and heel blocks. I also miss the taper of the body thickness. I believe the directions are a bit easier to follow. Although the neck attachment continues to use a couple of dowel pins, which are difficult to align, the new instructions make this job a little easier. I don't think the laminate sides and back effect the sound too much, as it still has a solid top. Be very careful about the bridge placement - the directions I had (which said 16 11/64") were incorrect. Also be careful about the sides - the top and back I had barely spanned the body - extremely limited (if any) overhang to be trimmed off. But all in all, I ended up with a nice instrument and great present for my sister.

5.0

Great kit for a first timer

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Verified Buyer


I bought two of these to try my hand at making an instrument before buying a guitar kit. First turned out ok, second is amazing. For my second, I bought separate cedar for making the top of the ukulele, along with binding for the sides and a rosette. Also did a pearl inlay on the headstock, not as hard to do as I had expected. The first ukulele ( all mahogany ) sounds good, but the second sounds great. My second is the one pictured.
Only downside was the tuners aren’t the greatest. But they can be upgraded for a decent price if desired.
Feel comfortable enough to buy a guitar kit now.

5.0

Awesome sounding ukelele

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Verified Buyer


I wouldnt suggest this to someone who has never built a guitar, but if you have the right tools and patience, this intrument is awesome when completed. The strings they provide absolutely suck, so buy some decent strings. I added binding and sprayed it with nitro out of boredom.

5.0

Tinman

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Verified Buyer


Great kits. This is my 4th kit and the completed ukes are big hits. Look and play very nice.

4.0

Fun Soprano Kit

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Verified Buyer


My first complete Soprano Uke build (while building a tenor completely from scratch - all rough-cut wood - Sitka spruce top, acacia sides and back, Honduran mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard and headstock cap. top and back were arched to a 15 ft. radius).
I found the video instructions for this kits to be very helpful and referred to them multiple times throughout the process. I recommend more detail from StewMac with respect to intonation. For those unfamiliar with set-up procedures it would help to have had more information about the importance of nut and saddle dimensions, alignment, and distance from each other and their influence on intonation for the open strings and at the 12th fret. This is not a complaint, just a suggestion.
Otherwise, the materials and instructions for this kit were great and a lot of fun to build. I am happy with the result and it sounds good!

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