C. B. Gitty
Build-it-Yourself DIY Ukulele Kit - Easy to Build, Fun to Play, Made in the USA- The Gittylele!
Adult supervision for kids under 12
Assembly time: approx. 1-2 hours
The simple ukulele kit that plays great! So easy, you can build it on your dining room table with a screwdriver and glue. The new Gittylele kit puts a radical D.I.Y. spin on the uke – delivering a great sounding instrument that invites builders to paint, mod and customize.
Each kit includes all of the parts necessary to build a fully playable soprano (13") or concert (15") scale ukulele. The uke built from this kit has 4 nylon strings and is tuned the same as conventional ukuleles, gCEA. To build the kit, you just need some wood glue, sandpaper and basic tools like a screwdriver, clamps/heavy books/rubber bands and a small hammer. Assembly takes between one and two hours, and requires only basic skills. Children under 12 years of age will need the help of an adult.
(Photo right: Two completed kits - a soprano Gittylele with wood burned artwork and a concert Gittylele with spray paint artwork.)
The parts in this kit are laser-cut from 1/8" and 1/4" birch plywood, with all of the cutting and kit preparation being done here in our own New Hampshire, USA workshops. Our own Jason Munoz designed the kit based on a rough sketch from company owner Ben "Gitty" Baker, and we are very proud to make this very special product available to instrument builders worldwide. We are also working on larger ukulele scale sizes (Concert, Tenor & Baritone) in this same style!
Here is a full assembly video from our friend Daniel Hulbert!