StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits Soprano

Soprano

Item # 5351
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$99.95
$79.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Concert

Concert

Item # 5352
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$109.95
$89.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Tenor

Tenor

Item # 5354
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$119.95
$99.95

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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!)

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 and tenor 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
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: 14-3/4" (375mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Tenor specs
Overall length: 25-7/8" (657mm)
Scale length: 17" (432mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Instructions

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StewMac Ukulele Kit Instructions

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

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4.0

Fun Soprano Kit

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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!

5.0

Aloha from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Verified Buyer


I am having fun putting this concert-sized uke together for a relative. It's a good intro for the first-time builder. Thanks to StewMac for tech support, and to fellow builders for comments -- and photos too -- here. Quite inspirational to see what's possible in terms of customization and inlay.

5.0

Nice Kit!

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Verified Buyer


This is my second ukulele kit (my first was the tenor kit) and the kit came quickly, packed well, nothing broken, and I am in the process of assembling now. As a hobbyist, I thoroughly working with StewMac. Have never been disappointed in any purchase.

4.0

Nice rainy day project

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the soprano kit and it was nicely packaged and the wood was cut accurate and plans were well read.With that being said, I have been working with wood for a very long time and do my own guitar repair and have lots of helpful tools, but I don't claim to be a luither . I gave 4 stars for I don't know why Stew Mac has not fixed the 2 drill hole dimensions for the neck dowels shown in the plans that people complain about, and they should mention the bigger block is for the neck and smaller for the bottom. The kerfing is very thin, but doable. Be very carful not to over sand for the wood vineer is paper thin. To bad wasn't thicker, but the price for kit was reasonable for what you got. I didn't need much of the plans, but a beginner who has not worked around wood ,glue, clamping, measuring, and some head scratching may want to consider some help .Please don't let this stop you for doing this build for it will be fun if you take your time. Over all came out nice.... about 20 hrs. My wife loves it. She said "how cute" though that kind of pissed me off ,so I just gave it to her.LOL. I'll good!

4.0

Fun Project with some exciting parts

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Verified Buyer


Tenor Ukelele kit is a great trainer for the bigger stuff. I wanted to start here before investing in a full guitar kit. It has been great so far. I still have to mount the bridge and neck and finish. The only problem that I have encountered, other than getting the exact spot to put the bridge and aligning the neck, is that, both top and bottom pieces are just about too small. In all the photos and you tube reviews it shows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch overlap from the body sides. My pieces just barely fit and I had to adjust while banded down. The upside was I did not have much to trim with chisel and sanding, the downside is that I just purchased a trim router for the job and was unable to use it. Thanks for the experience.

5.0

Fun to build.

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Verified Buyer


Dan is a genius.

5.0

Great build for first-time builders!

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This was my first attempt at a musical instrument build, and I couldn't be happier. You definitely need some tools and a bit of general knowledge of how to use them, but the kit had everything I needed, clear instructions (including the videos), and the end result is a really solidly built instrument that sounds great (or at least as good as I can make a ukulele sound!)

5.0

Great quality kit!

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Verified Buyer


I have always wanted to do something like this. I was very unsure, but with the help of the online tutorials, it went together pretty well. I still had problems to work out, but the end result is a beautiful sounding instrument that is all my own creation

3.0

Pretty good but not perfect

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Verified Buyer


Good value for a kit and the parts were high quality.


Only had 2 issues
1. Check the dowel holes on your neck before drilling. The dowels are not the same diameter as listed in the instructions and the hole spacing may be different.

The instructions have you use thin superglue to reinforce the frets. The can wick into the end grain where the fret kerfs are. If the glue is really thin. And the instructions recommend waxing but this won't take care of the end grain which then shows through the face. Not horrible as it's only a uke but not perfect either.

5.0

looks good

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Verified Buyer


I bought this because my niece wanted to have a uke to play around with. I said I would build one for her for Christmas. Since I have to build this I wanted it early so I ordered it. Stew-Mac was their usual very fast delivery and the quality looks good. Don't know if the instructions are any good but they seem to be spot on. Based on the kit this is a good buy. I'm hoping to gain some experience so I can move on to ha guitar.

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