Why would you want to use ukulele plans to create your own ukulele instead of buying one? The reasons vary, but probably you want the thrill of creating a custom ukulele, one that brings your own musical personality to the forefront. Using plans to build your own ukulele can also give you some great insights into how the sound is produced and what types of resources you might need and what modifications can be made on your own.
There are a number of different types of ukuleles other than the standard soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone, like the pineapple or fluke ukulele. There are plans available for any type of ukulele you want in different price ranges. Don't expect to save money or time building your own ukulele. This is really an activity for a person who wants the experience more than someone who is trying to save money.
The price of kits will vary according to the materials used in the kit and the type of ukulele you are trying to build. If you want something with authentic koa wood, this will cost more than other types of kits that use cheaper materials like plywood. Also, the larger the ukulele, the more materials will be included and the higher the cost. You may even spend more for custom plans to help you build a six-string or eight-string ukulele.
Plans for ukuleles are available online. You can get a really good idea of the different types of ukulele kits and the materials in each of them. You will also be able to compare prices very easily.
Of course, all of this research won't really help you to determine how hard the kit is to assemble. If you find some kits that you like, check to see if anyone has left a review of it anywhere. Sometimes you can find people online who have built that particular kit and who have catalogued the adventure of using those specific ukulele plans to build their own ukulele.
This type of insight is invaluable when deciding whether to buy one kit over another. After all, at the end of the day, you don't just want the experience of building a ukulele, you want to build one that sounds great and works great too!Return to Home Page