Satisfying oddball instrument needs since 2010. Handmade from vintage materials. Sawed, glued, and strung in Brooklyn, New York.
Cigar box ukulele handmade from a beautiful vintage Osmundo cigar box! This box is one of my favorites; the green and red make a great border, and the light blue is a nice accent. I made this uke in my workshop in Brooklyn, New York. I love the history in these old boxes. Repurposing them into instruments adds a lovely new chapter to their stories. And yes, it plays!
Materials:This ukulele is built with a standard soprano ukulele scale length (13.5"). The wood for the neck came from a salvaged slab of maple my grandfather bought probably 30 years ago. The white nut and is made from cow bone (yes, the dog got to it first; I just got the leftovers). The sadle is ebony, and the fretboard is rosewood. Fret markers are made of mother of pearl. Tuners are Grover brand geared pegs. Frets are made from Steward-McDonald fretwire.
The instrument is about 19.5 inches long. The box is about 8.5 x 5.75 x 2.25 inches.