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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:46 pm
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First name: Francis
Last Name: Richer
City: Montréal
State: Québec
Zip/Postal Code: H4G 2Z2
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro

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)


Francis Richer, Montréal
Les Guitares F&M Guitars

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:41 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:34 pm
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City: winnipeg
State: manitoba
Country: canada
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Status: Amateur
Take a look at the shop store on 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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