StewMac Walnut Tenor Ukulele Kits

StewMac Walnut Tenor Ukulele Kits

StewMac Walnut Tenor Ukulele Kits Walnut Top

Walnut Top

Item # 5383
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StewMac Walnut Tenor Ukulele Kits Spruce Top

Spruce Top

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StewMac Walnut Tenor Ukulele Kits

About This Item

The one build you'll take with you everywhere
Ukuleles are comfortable, portable, and sound amazing. They're easy to take to the park, the beach, or throw in your backpack—you'll always want it there when inspiration strikes. Why not take up the craft and build one?

You've wanted to start building (or have a project with your kids), but it's challenging to know where to start. Let's face it, you don't need experience at all to build a great instrument on your first try. These tenor uke kits are designed to make your first build enjoyable from start to finish; we've precisely crafted each part to fit perfectly, letting you focus on the building without worries.

No woodworking experience required!
We give you detailed instructions and bracing plans to guide you through each step of the build to get you to the finish line. There's a good chance you already own most of the tools you'll need to build your uke.

To reduce spring-back and aid stability the back and sides are made from high quality Pacific Walnut (Dracontomelon dao) laminates—this will go a long way to ensuring your first build is painless and enjoyable.

We have two models so you can choose your sound. The solid spruce top gives the uke a dynamic sound and will age beautifully over time. The laminated walnut top is more travel friendly and easy to care for.

    Included with each kit
  • Solid European Spruce (Picea abies) top or laminated Pacific Walnut (Dracontomelon dao) top
  • Laminated walnut back
  • Laminated walnut 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

Tenor specs
Overall length: 25-7/8" (657mm)
Scale length: 16-31/32" (431mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)



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5.0

Uke Tenor

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Verified Buyer


Great kit Excellent manual and materials. This is the second StewMac I have built (other a baritone Uke). I like the many suggestions in the manual and have learned from them.

5.0

Great Woods!

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Verified Buyer


I bought two Tenor Walnut kits because of the solid spruce tops! One top was tight grained and quarter sawn...The other top wasn't as good, but I called in to StewMac's customer service, and Matt listened to me, then sent a hand-selected new top!

I finished both instruments (one came out better than the other) and they both are great! I kept one natural, and the walnut had a golden koa hue. I used medium brown tint on the other, and it had a rosewood appearance.

I'll be buying a couple of concert sized kits in the near future. Thank you Matt and StewMac!

5.0

Spruce Top

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Verified Buyer


The kit is in great shape, no issues found so far. If you want to try your hand at making a musical instrument, this is a great way to try it.

5.0

Uke kit

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Verified Buyer


GREAT!!! just what the Dr. ordered.

5.0

Great woods, great service!

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Verified Buyer


I haven't built my two walnut tenors yet, but I've built kits before, and the instructions look very clear. The spruce top in my kits are nearly quartersawn, and the walnut laminate is gorgeous. I wish the inside-facing lamination was walnut, and not mahogany, but that's not a big deal. One of the kits had a spruce top that looked like it had been cut with potential for grain run out. I called StewMac, and they requested that a "Special Pick" be sent to me. Man, the second one had a spruce top just like the first one! Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Great Kit

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Verified Buyer


Buy this kit. Seriously. If you have ever wanted to make your own musical instrument or if you just like to build things in general, you need this kit. If you follow the included instructions (clear, well written, lots of color photos, etc.) you cannot help but succeed. Actually, the instructions were probably the best part of the whole kit. Before you order it go ahead and view the pdf of the manual and/or watch some of the videos of the build. Dan Erlewine is phenomenal. Completing the kit requires only minimal, additional investments. Other than getting a piece of plywood and a few angle brackets, you probably already have most of the necessary hand tools and building supplies at home. I opted to get the walnut, tenor ukulele with a spruce top. All of the materials were of very good quality and in good shape when I opened the box. Yes, the spruce top was a bit rough around the edges, and sometimes the veneers had to be handled a bit carefully, but for me, that was part of the fun and challenge of the project. The body jig described in the instruction manual, and the included elastic band made for a pretty quick build that was completed in a few weekends and evenings. The most time consuming task for me was sanding and finishing. Filling the wood pores was optional (I used ColorTone medium brown, mahogany, and clear wood fillers) but I believe it made a much smoother surface to apply the finish. I also used the recommenced ColorTone wipe on polyurethane finish. (See attached photo.) I probably should have added a couple of more coats of polyurethane and polished it more but I got too anxious to hear what it sounded like. In the end I still got something that looks great and sounds even better. This was a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable project. I am already looking forward to building another one.

4.0

Great starter kit - easy but...

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Verified Buyer


I am starting to think of building an acoustic guitar from a StewMac kit, but I decided to use this Uke kit as practice. I found that although everything is spelled out well and the materials are kind of "you get what you pay for ", the Uke kit was easy but you do have to be careful and take your time, dry fitting, and aligning everything exactly as the instructions say. I am not yet done, so I can't yet say how it sounds and plays, but so far I am quite glad I decided to start with this.

4.0

Ukulele kit

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Verified Buyer


Grover tuners should be part of kit so it stays in tune, notice 2 dont keep tune other 2 slowly slipping. Been looking at replacing tuners and orignals have holes different already, so have to cover. Kit is great just needs better tuners it will keep you playing if it stays in tune which is the most important part of playing with others or alone. Been thinking of another only down fall but worth the learning and fun of building something .

2.0

Returned item

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Verified Buyer


Very poor quality kit. The veneer on the sides did not line up on the heel. The top had deep scratches going 45 degrees to the grain. Also some of the veneer on the sides was splintering off. Called back and Stew MAC service was great. The emailed me a return label.