Ukulele: Build Your Own
While we may associate the sounds of the ukulele with more tropical locales, this easy to pack and play instrument has a lot to offer any musician--aspiring or professional, Northern or otherwise. Join luthier David Seaton to build a northwoods ukulele in just four days made of locally harvested maple, birch and spruce. Students will use mainly hand tools and a few simple jigs and will learn some the basic principles of stringed instrument construction while assembling their instruments. After all, the tenor ukulele is fun to build, easy to play, and a downright cute addition to any musical quiver. All materials are included so you can have a playable instrument when we’re finished. The simple design allows you to produce a great sounding instrument with a minimum of wood working experience. We’ll be using a few simple hand tools, simple jigs, sanding, clamping and gluing during construction. After the instruments are all assembled we’ll set up the action and string them up on the last day. Finishing will be discussed and demonstrated so you can take time to personalize your instrument at home. Note, students should have some familiarity with woodworking skills and have reasonable hand strength. Contact North House if you wish to discuss this further.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Students should bring their own dust mask and will need a couple of pencils. No tools are required but feel free
to bring a sharp set of chisels a small, accurate ruler and a small, fine toothed saw if you have them. Hearing
and eye protection will be available but feel free to bring your own.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.
The course Ukulele: Build Your Own Sat, Jan 5th, 2019 – Tue, Jan 8th, 2019 is full.
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