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This ukulele, built in October of 2012, was an experiment in several ways. I toyed with staining the fret board (with bad effect) so it looks funny but I like it anyhow. It has a nice voice and has been my test rig for building pickup coils. No demo video with electric sound yet but stay tuned. Tinkering with coil pickups in these cookie tin instruments has been easy. The coil doesn’t need to interfere with the strings as the body is steel and a coil or set of coils can pick up sound anywhere on the inside of the tin. There is no need for shielding as the tin, grounded by the jack, is effectively a Faraday cage. Though I would be loth to sell this instrument due to its odd looks don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in plugging in a cookie tin. For more about electrified cookie tin instruments take a look at the electric link in the top menu.

  • tin: 7 1/2 x 2 5/8 inch
  • scale length: 390 mm, 15 3/8 inches
  • head to tail: 635 mm, 25 inches
  • G .010, C .015, E .011, A .008
  • maple neck and fret board
  • two hand wound coil pickups and 1/4 inch output jack