C. B. Gitty
The Tenorlele DIY Tenor Ukulele Kit - Build Your Own Awesome Tenor Uke!
Build - Decorate - Plug in - Cut Loose!
Build your own tenor ukulele - easy enough to make right at your kitchen table!
Decorate: The light birch wood body is perfect for painting, staining, woodburning or various other artistic flourishes.
Plug in: Not only is it fun to build, when complete, the Tenorlele delivers a rich, warm ukulele tone. It includes an easy-to-install pickup so you can even plug it into an amp!
Cut Loose!: Like conventional tenor ukes, The Tenorlele is a larger size that feels more like a grown-up's instrument. It plays like a Hawaiian dream.
Introducing the Tenorlele Uke Kit!
These awesome acoustic-electric ukulele kits are the brainchild of Ben "Gitty" Baker. For years he's wanted to bring a cigar box-style uke kit to the market that would rise above the little plinky-plinky strummers popular at luaus and with children, and something that would stand apart from the herd of cheap imports.
This new line of Tenorlele kits is the result of Ben's efforts: a collection of fun, easy-to-build and easy-to-play instrument kits whose eye appeal is only topped by their beautiful tone. The ukuleles built from these kits are larger than most standard ukes seen on the market today, with a longer "tenor" scale length and wider fret spacing for less-cramped playing... and the major components of the kit (laser-cut box pieces, fully fretted hardwood neck) are made right here in our New Hampshire workshop.
This kit also includes one of our "Cap-o-Tone Junior" piezo contact mic pickup harnesses with the kit for acoustic-electric playing - we even pre-cut the jack mounting hole for you! Strap buttons are also included for adding a strap if desired. We also include USA-made nylon strings for classic gCEA tuning.
We also throw in a free Essential Ukulele Chords 18 x 12-inch color poster, to help you get started strumming!
Specifications and Features:
- Piezoelectric contact mic pickup harness for acoustic-electric playing
- 17-inch scale length
- Standard Ukulele 4-string tuning : gCEA
- Over 26-inch overall length
- 16 Frets and Zero fret nut for nice low playing action
- Nice big 10 x 7.5 x 2.75-inch sound box body with great acoustic tone
- Fretted neck and box kit made in the USA by C. B. Gitty
Please note: the finished version shown in the main listing image is for demonstration purposes only, a finishing suggestion using faux grain veneer. The kit itself comes with bare/unfinished hardwood neck and Baltic Birch plywood panels.