FAQ


Electric Ukulele FAQ

What strings should I use on an Electric Ukulele?

Ones made of metal!

What thickness wood do I need for a solid body ukulele?

Daniel says :- All of my electric uke bodies have been 1.5 inches thick, except for my first telecaster ukulele. That one was 2 inches, which was a little thick. I think 1.5″ to 1.75″ is the sweet spot.

King Uke Asked: The bridge I have is like a classic fixed strat bridge, which feeds through to the back. Am I missing a part? or do I need to do something special to hold the string ends?

Dan H replied: For a string through the body setup, string ferrules are normally used on the back of the body.


Acoustic Ukulele FAQ

What pickup options do I have for my Acoustic Ukulele?

You can find a number of options at the Belcat website. We have successfully used UK-2000 pickups in acoustic ukes, and they are OK.


Bass Ukulele FAQ

What size nut can I use for a U-Bass?

You may be able to use a standard Bass style nut, but the Ashbory nut is 45 mm across, with a string spacing of about 32.5 mm


Playing Ukulele FAQ


Ukulele Building Tools FAQ


6 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Hello…Thought you would like to know about the new hard plastic attachment for ukes…the CHORD CHANGER…comes with a uke book of 82 songs, all playable with the chord changer…Website is: ukechordchanger.com

  2. Hi, thank you very much for the fret calculator. I’ve used it before to layout fretboards by saving a single page pdf and it has been fantastically helpful when designing a ukulele. I tried to use it again today but unfortunately I don’t seem able to save anything. Has there been a change to how it works? Thanks, Pete

  3. Hi,
    I would like to know where you source your electrical components. I cannot find pickups, or bridges for a solid body ukulele anywhere in the UK. Can you help please?
    Thank you

  4. The links for printing a single page PDF of the fret calculators does not seem to work, or am I not doing something?

    Ps Thank you all the info on this site.

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