StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits

StewMac Ukulele Kits Soprano

Soprano

Item # 5351
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$99.95
$69.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Concert

Concert

Item # 5352
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$109.95
$79.95

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StewMac Ukulele Kits Tenor

Tenor

Item # 5354
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$119.95
$89.95

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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!)

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 and tenor 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
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: 14-3/4" (375mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Tenor specs
Overall length: 25-7/8" (657mm)
Scale length: 17" (432mm)
Width at the nut: 1-3/8" (35mm)

Instructions

Product Instructions

StewMac Ukulele Kit Instructions

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

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4.0

Almost Perfect - Concerto Uke Kit

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Verified Buyer


Bought as a reference for this size uke. Beautiful striated grain pattern in mahogany. Fret slots were clean and precise, synthetic nut and bridge meant almost no dressing or filing to setup. Just assemble and play, sounds great! Love the white strings. One minor issue: paper thin veneer on 3 ply laminated sides and back is paper thin. High probability that builder will sand thru at join of sides with top and back, exposing light colored filler wood. I added cherry bindings to avoid this, I'm not sure how to make bindings easy for a novice builder. I also added a screw thru the neck block to strengthen and help align the neck, as well as hold it while the glue dries. I made some walnut bridge buttons and added a veneer design to the headstock for interest. Finished with sealer coat of shellac followed by hand rubbed mineral oil and rottenstone, then several coats of shellac, sanding with 0000 steel wool between each coat.

5.0

Summer project

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Verified Buyer


Hate to be the guy who reviews something they havn't used yet, you know the ones, but here goes.
Bought this for a summer project for my daughter when she comes home from school.
I'm very pleased with the quality of materials and the completeness of the kit. Doesn't appear to be too difficult but still plenty of challenge left for the builder.
This will be fun for her.

5.0

Nice kit

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Verified Buyer


I ordered the tenor uke kit & it's about half done now. Overall, it's a really nice kit. One complaint that could be easily addressed - the neck and tail blocks were about 1/4" too high, and had to be trimmed - not easy to do with small pieces in a small shop. Seems like that would be an easy fix. I also don't enjoy fretwork - not a complaint really (I'm just not that skilled). I would pay extra for a fully fretted fingerboard. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

5.0

Blown away with service, and receiving well wrapped items the next day .

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Verified Buyer


Wanted to try making a ukulele from kit to better understand how they went together so I could correct tuning problems with my old ukuleles. Instruction book was clear with enough illustrations guiding me to know what I was doing. Think I will stick to this one.

5.0

Great Kit!

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Verified Buyer


Good one, used it as is and also painted.
Would be nice to select the tone wood to include into the kit.

3.0

Ukulele Kit

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Verified Buyer


Kit arrived; my twin grandchildren & grandpa will begin putting it together in the next couple of weeks. We were disappointed that neither the kit or StewMac provides a rosette for the ukulele. Do we need to find another source for rosette? If yes, what's their web site. Thanks, Cecil--

5.0

Love the kit!

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Verified Buyer


I put a spruce top on it because I have 4 other ukuleles all mahogany topped. Wanted a different look. Picture should be self explanatory. Very fun pastime. Basic work bench and hand tools. I got 2 guitar spruce slats from StewMac and glued them together. Would have been nice to have a thickness sander available. Took me several days of off and on sanding to get the 1/8" soundboard down to around 1/16" more and less. Wanted it a hair less than 1/16" around the sound hole area.

5.0

Very Nice Kit

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Verified Buyer


I always wanted to build a musical instrument so this kit seemed like a good bet. Overall, the kit is excellent and the result is a high quality instrument with excellent sound. I would recommend getting the mandolin kerfing, you will need 4 pieces which will fit exactly for the tenor. The kerfing supplied with the kit is too thin I think. I would also recommend getting new strings. Even though this is a kit, I found this to be a bit challenging even as an experienced woodworker. You will probably need a few tools for this, particularly deep c clamps which can be hard to find. Agree that one of the neck holes is off. Overall though, really excellent, takes maybe 20 hours to put together and it really is a high quality instrument when complete.

5.0

Stew Mac Concert Ukulele Kit

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I am building this ukulele for my mother. She had one as a teen.

It is still under construction. So far I have the top and back braces glued on, and the sides joined with the kerf strips. Just freed it up from the jig - excellent suggestions how to build one included in the instructions.

I have found the instructions appear complete; very little left to discover on your own. I thought the tip about using rubber bands to increase the holding strength of the clothespins when attaching the kerf strips was very cool.

5.0

Ukulele Kits

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Verified Buyer


I bought a kit each for both my daughter and son-in-law for birthday gifts. I was going to assemble the kits for each of them but decided that they may want to assemble the kits themselves. Also shipping a kit would be much easier and less prone to breakage that the assembled ukuleles. I did look inside one of the kit boxes and did determine that it was not above their skill level to assemble them. I also purchased the kerfed lining for a mandolin as suggested in other reviews for these kits.

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