Make your own Ukulele
Design and build your own unique ukulele that sounds and looks as good as any quality factory made instrument.
We have developed a simplified design that is made using a combination of high tech digital fabrication and traditional woodworking skills. It can be made by anyone 12+ years old, and no previous woodworking experience is necessary. All materials and hardware will be provided.
This is for a standard soprano sized instrument. Other variations can be accommodated – concert, tenor, baritone or even a Ukulele Bass.
Let us know what you are interested in making in the comments box at the bottom of the enrolment form.
Maximum of 10 students.
Session 1 Introduction
Designing your own instrument. Digital laser cutting file set up.
Assembly of instrument
Timetable and Enrolment
|Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.00pm. May 3rd- 5th July.|
|Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre and Workshop|
|Anyone aged 12 years -adult.|
|$300 for a standard soprano ukulele (includes materials and hardware costs $60) or $390 for an electric/acoustic Ukulele Bass (includes materials cost $150). |
Please let us know what you want to make in the comments box on the enrolment form.
New enrolments:enrol online
About Brian Nelson
By day, Brian teaches Graphics and Technology at Scots College. He has been a rock and jazz musician for over 30 years, and has been making his own instruments for the last 10 years – everything from ukuleles to a double bass.
Brian firmly believes that there are no mysteries or black arts involved in instrument making – anyone can do it!