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    Travel Ukuleles

    Just finished up 8 of these Travel Ukuleles Concert and Tenors. I recessed the Bridges so the action would be lower and easier to play the one I copied from just put then on top and left the string REAL high and I didn't care for that at all so I modified them to my like-in.

    Made from Walnut and Chinese Elm and Tattoo grips with Rod Piezo so they are Electric.
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    Very interesting design. I thought ukuleles were already travel ready! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Very interesting design. I thought ukuleles were already travel ready! LOL
    These you can use as a club too Brent
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    Really cool
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    I like the design, but the neck looks very wide compared to where the strings fall. Is it comfortable to play??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    I like the design, but the neck looks very wide compared to where the strings fall. Is it comfortable to play??
    it is spaced about like a 4 string CBG I dont find it to bad but then I dont play. I might make my own alum grips with a better spacing but want to see if they sell or not first.
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    Way too cool, Jay! They look really well made and I bet they sound great.

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    Maybe it's the picture but that neck does look a bit wide, with a lot of space outside of the strings.

    My tenor uke measures about 1 3/8" at the nut and 1 3/4" where it joins the body.

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    Cool design indeed, Jay. I agree with the others that the necks seem a bit wide for the string spacing.
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    I wonder how they sound compared to acoustic ones... BTW I love the design Jay.
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