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 Post subject: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Thinking about trying to build a uke. Can anyone point me in a direction of some good plans and/or build info. Just not sure where to start and plans would be a good bump in the right direction. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Hana Lima has good plans for all sizes. You can find Martin style soprano and concerts sizes on Elderly Instruments. And Grellier has free plans for a Martin Soprano.. http://www.grellier.fr/plans.php?lang=en
There are others out there if you google search

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 Post subject: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:20 pm 
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I have been looking pretty hard at the grellier plans. I think I may start there. I'm guessing they are as good as any?


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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The Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) has an impressive collection of plans. Among them is the plan for a Martin tenor, as well as the Martin Tiple.

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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I have been looking pretty hard at the grellier plans. I think I may start there. I'm guessing they are as good as any?

I was going to suggest these plans. I have bought a few plans and I got to admit this free plan is equally as well as them. And it is free....Mike

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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Katy Matsushita has made a few and her site has good building info.
http://home.comcast.net/~kathymatsushita/projects/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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I thought the Hana Lima plans were only for a Spanish foot style construction. I would want a bolted butt joint.

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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Tony, I have an uke on the horizon; knowing then what you know now, would you recommend I bump the face punching up higher in the order of operations?

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:43 am 
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Thanks for the suggestions. As tony mentioned I'm not doing Spanish foot, I'll do a bolt on. I think I'll just use the grellier for this one and see how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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Zeke, you can use any neck joint you want, no mater what is drawn on the plans. . . I'm sure you know this but just pointing out to newbies that might read this in the future. Wouldn't want someone to shy away from a plan based on the neck joint.

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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I'm building one presently based on the Hana Lima. I really like the design though I opted for a bold-on neck myself. The plans are well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Bryan Bear wrote:
Zeke, you can use any neck joint you want, no mater what is drawn on the plans. . . I'm sure you know this but just pointing out to newbies that might read this in the future. Wouldn't want someone to shy away from a plan based on the neck joint.



Yessir! Im a fan of taking a plan and using it as a guide to make my own. I always change stuff, no matter what im building (well except at work, customers get pretty upset if i modify their blueprints. even though my mods would make their stuff better laughing6-hehe )

Im a fan of the good ole m/t bolt on. top notch joint if i do say so myself


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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I got Don's plans Uke 4 size pack for $15. The concert came out great!

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:13 pm 
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+1 on don's plans.
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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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pat macaluso wrote:
I got Don's plans Uke 4 size pack for $15. The concert came out great!

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Don who? Just wondering what plans your talking about. I'm interested in getting some other plans then the ones I have.

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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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Elderly Instruments has a nice set of Martin Early Style plans for a soprano uke for about 3.95 (shipping is extra, though so your total will be about 8.50) that I'm using now. http://www.elderly.com


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 Post subject: Re: Uke plan suggestions
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FishtownMike wrote:
pat macaluso wrote:
I got Don's plans Uke 4 size pack for $15. The concert came out great!

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Don who? Just wondering what plans your talking about. I'm interested in getting some other plans then the ones I have.


http://www.donsplans.com/


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