Somewhat Useful Ukulele Links

At one time there was more here, but I realized that I never used most of it. So you'll find links to music chord/lyric sites, and links to sites that discuss building ukuleles (and other instruments.)


Music and Tabs

Hapa Haole Songs - mostly just lyrics.

PJ's Guitar Chords Tab and Song Lyrics Site - pretty decent selection of pop/rock music.

Ukulele Beatles Fun! - excellent, with uke fretboard animations, sounds, etc. Don't try it with a slow connection.

Ukulele Boogaloo - chords and lyrics, some t-shirts and stuff.

Betty Lou's guitar site - very graphics-intensive and slow, not well formatted, but lots of stuff.

COWPIE song archive - Country and Western, large collection, pop-up and bad html hell.

Guitar E-Tab - rock/pop.

The Guitar Guy - classics/oldies, many transposed, but good stuff.

4th Peg - not large yet, standards in .pdf. Also discussion forum.

Froggy's Novelty Song Lyric Collection - I have got to find chords for these.

Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page - some good songs and midis here.

Don Ferguson's - Tin Pan alley site.

Gunther Anderson's - extensive lyrics archive and home page.


Construction

Slumco - Of course I put my own link first.

'Ukuleles (construction) - looks like step by step documentation of someone's class.

Homemade Ukulele - just one page of a Martin copy, but some decent info.

Ukulele Supply of Hawaii - parts, kits.

Welcome to Hana Lima 'Ia - parts, kits, plans, classes.

Yuh-ya's guitar-Making of ukulele - Japanese step-by-step with photos. Looks pretty good.

Kawika's Site Map - lots of good stuff about good ukes.

Musical Instrument Maker's Forum - some plans, good forum.

Guild of American Luthiers - including Martin tenor uke plan.

Stewart-MacDonald - lutherie supplies.

Luthiers Mercantile International - more lutherie supplies.

Allied Lutherie - even more lutherie supplies.

Grizzly Industrial, Inc. - still more lutherie supplies, mostly tools.

Intl Luthiers Supply - tools, parts, wood.

Steve Miklos - info (with photos) on dulcimer and guitar building.

How to make your own electric bending iron. Don't pay that much for a dimmer switch - I got a 600W model for about six bucks.

Kathy Matsushita's Amateur Luthier site. Good stuff here. Mostly guitars, but she's also done a concert uke.

Al McWhorter has built a concert uke as well. He offers a CD describing its construction on his site.

Thomas Snape's soprano uke construction.


Other Stuff

Things that don't fit in the other categories.

Oddmusic - unusual and experimental musical instruments.

Special Pet Art - paintings from photos of your dog done by a friend of mine.

Carl and Stan Hilinski's crokinole and carrom web page - neat custom boards and good info on their construction (on my to-do list.)

A dust collector built from a clothes dryer blower.

Information on wooden automatons. Also on my to-do list - a wood steam locomotive valve gear demonstrator.


Is it a rosette if it's just a single strip of wood? In any case, here's how I did it for my first tenor uke. Came out fine, except for one little problem. . .

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Last updated 24 August 2005