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" (38.1mm)


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Instructions

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StewMac Ukulele Kit Instructions

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

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

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5.0

StewMac kits make great instruments

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Having previously purchased the StewMac Tenor Ukulele Kit, I was eager to kick it up a notch with the StewMac Baritone Ukulele Kit. The construction effort was reduced with the aid of a few StewMac Mini Cam Clamps and the Precision Router Base. I was able to add inlays and eye catching veneers. I found the “How to Build A Ukulele” video lessons with Mr Erlewine great as both a refresher and as a reference to pick up some tips and tricks. Thanks for the inspiration!

4.0

Great build experience for first time builder. Looks and sounds great too!

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I bought the baritone ukulele kit and was a little intimidated with the instructions. The online video instructions of the build were a huge help and believe it was part of the reason of the excellent results.

All the pieces to the kit seemed to be good quality, though the tuners are a little rough in turning. The instructions were very good, thought the video really helped since this is my first stringed instrument build.

I am a guitar player and could immediately start playing it. It will be a great addition to my other instruments!

5.0

ukelele kits

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Verified Buyer


these are excellent kits for the money. but you should be careful to not sand through the veneer. the pre-drilled holes in the neck and dowels are 6mm and not 1/4 in. the pre-drilled tuner holes are 10mm. has great potential for customizing and personalizing. useful as a learning tool.

5.0

Baritone ukulele kit

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Verified Buyer


Although I have yet to build this, the quality of the parts and manuals look to be excellent. They are easy to read and very well laid out. The delivery to the uk was much faster than expected. Highly recommended.

5.0

Good Beginner Lutherie Experience

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Verified Buyer


The kit is a good starter lutherie project. It's fun to build! I had a little problem with my kit. But, I called and spoke with Paul and he fixed the problem ASAP! Stewmac takes care of their customers. If you want to get a feel for lutherie, this kit is a good place to start.

5.0

nice easy kit, great video and book instructions

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Verified Buyer


I got the soprano to build for my grandson. It is coming together fast. I got bogged down on my Triple O kit that I got last year due to health issues. This is both a present for my grandson and a way to get me going again. And it is doing the trick. Will send photos when it is done. thanks StewMac!

4.0

Ukelele Concert Kiet

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Verified Buyer


So far - great. I have started the project and the instructions are clear - the videos are excellent. I previously built a Fender Telecaster from "scratch" - not a kit - went and bought raw wood, etc. This is much easier with precuts and clear instructions. Looking forward to the finished product.

3.0

Baritone ukulele kit

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Verified Buyer


I bought this baritone kit because I built the tenor all solid wood kit 6 years ago and was very pleased with the quality of the woods and how it looks and sounds. Upon inspecting this kit the neck is nicely sanded and the walnut fret board looks good. However a Stew Mac says the back And sides are quality laminate wood. I have never seen such thin laminate before. Looks thinner than paper which leaves no room for sanding other than a light 220 touch up. I’m not impressed with the top as well. I’m going to customize this baritone and buy top back and sides with some other type of woods to make it unique and be proud of. If you don’t mind a laminate ukulele this is a good kit to start with. It’s all there for you. If you are buying a tenor kit I recommend buying the all solid wood kit. Good luck and have fun!

3.0

A good first build

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Verified Buyer


If you're new to lutherie this product is for you. The use of laminate and plywood is kind of a turn off, but the top is solid wood, and you can't beat this price.

I wish they sold the mold for these ukuleles people who are a little further along.

5.0

I loved building this and I love playing it!!!

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Verified Buyer


I can see how someone with zero experience with instruments/wood would have some difficulties, and if you don't check things such as the hole placement for the neck dowels carefully, you could have a problem. There were apparently some changes in the instructions in terms of how they measure the bridge placement. I was checking everything multiple times, watching the videos over and over, and using the fret/bridge position calculator to confirm bridge placement. I also called StewMac several times when I had a question about something. Everything turned out alright for me. To make a good instrument I think you need to do a good amount of preparation and take your time and think things through before each step.

I'm very happy with the tone of my uke, and it is reasonably well-intonated. The stain and wipe-on-poly finish look beautiful to me. I am proud of my 'customized' headstock and love the Grover friction tuners I installed.

The rubber clamping bands worked great.

Some things that came up:

The linings broke at one point when bending them, but I was able to glue them in and join the two broken pieces with glue so that there was no harm done.

The area of the neck under the fretboard nearest the body (about an inch and a half of that surface) was pretty chewed up and rough. I smoothed things out a little. The two holes in the neck for the dowels were also a little rough and I was able to clean them up with a drill bit (by hand). I bought my own dowels because the included ones weren't very consistent and one was a little cracked, and I made sure the holes mated well with the dowels.

I couldn't find a cheaper solution so I ended up breaking down and buying the swivel handle clamp from StewMac to clamp the bridge on. Expensive for one clamping job, but I'm sure I'll use it for lots of other stuff. It worked very well.

For some reason my neck ended up with a very slight back bow. My uke plays well after I've got it all set up, but I'm not sure why I couldn't get the neck perfectly flat. I will be more aware next time and see if I can keep things under control.

I found trimming the overhang of the laminated back to be tricky, but it ended up nice in the end. I remember trying several methods (different files, filing methods, sandpaper, etc.) before I got it to work. I was afraid of ruining the square edge I was aiming for. I took my time with files and am happy with the result.

Thank you for these kits, and thank you to Dan for all his invaluable videos!

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