I’m starting to get that itchy feeling again. I feel the need… the need to build ukulele!
|The Dark Ukulele|
|The Dark Uke Ponders|
I’ve decided to try to breath life into the Travelele. You may remember a couple of months ago that I revealed a mock-up of what I called the King Uke Custom Travelele. It was a mash-up I put together to explore a few design concepts I had floating around in my head.
I really should think of a better name for it. Most people have been referring to it as the “Sharkfin Uke”, so that’s probably what I’ll christen this build once I get going with it.
|The Sharkfin Uke|
Remember that this is a concept picture. Depending upon the parts I can source, I may need to tweak it. I’m also conscious that there are a few major details I’ll need to figure out before I start:
|I love the idea of this adjustable bridge, but I’m not sure how this
would work with an under-bridge piezo
|And what about the head? See this Risa. Just what’s lurking at the back?
And would I want to do it that way?
|I can see myself having dark knightmares (see what I did there?)
about the angled tuning pegs. Surely I won’t be able to get that
right, especially with a sharkfin angled body design. I’m just
asking for trouble trying to attempt this!
|The Dark Uke Plays|