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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 7:23 pm 
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First name: Francis
Last Name: Richer
City: Montréal
State: Québec
Zip/Postal Code: H4G 2Z2
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Hi!

I don't know where to post it so, sorry for the double post...

I had this idea, with a friend of mine who want to start out lutherie, to create a serie of "mianiatures". In fact, a series of steel stringed electric ukus, with strat, tele, les paul, flying V shapes. Really not expensive to do (recycle some scrap wood or mill ends, etc), fun and educative, and also quite easy to sell at a reasonable price, cause ''it's so cute!''.

So, I have some questions here about the electric side of the project.

Bridge: What type of bridge should I use? Are there existing bridge for ukus or should I use single saddles, or a fix acoustic type bridge&

Tuners: I guess regular schaller mini would do it. Any other suggestions?

Pick ups: Are they existing? Or should I make special order or take trancuder or other type of pick ups?

Strings: Are they streel strings for ukus? If not, I guess regular guitare strings cutted to needed lenght would do it.

Last thing... Truss rod? Neck reinforcement? Nothing? Just more heavier neck (from hardwood, or with laminates)

Thanks!
Francis

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Take a look at the shop store on www.hanalima.com. This is likely a good place to start looking for materials available. They deal mostly with acoustic ukuleles but Asa could likely set you straight on pickups.

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