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Uke Building Workshop -- ORDER YOUR UKULELES NOW!

From: Mark L.
Sent on: Sunday, September 9, 2012 6:51 PM

Hey, gang!

We are now ready to place orders for the ukulele kits for our uke building workshop!

Parts of this may seem a little complicated, so please remember that there are really only 3 simple steps:

1) Order your uke kit
2) Sign up for a workshop
3) Attend a workshop and build your uke

Do these steps in order, and everything will be fine and easy!


I did want to give a brief review of the regular ukes so everyone will know what they are getting into. The Bad: These ukes are not $500 ukes! The wood produces a somewhat quieter tone, and the uke includes strings which are workable but not very high-end. So please know ahead of time that this will be a softer, quieter uke. On the plus side, the geared tuners are nice, and the fretboard keeps in tune all up and down the instrument. I really enjoy just reaching for this uke to strum – It’s easy to play, and because of the unique triangular shape, it stands right up. The genius of the Wolfelele is that it is so easy to build, and it truly is. For a first uke building adventure, this is a great choice.

Now, if you want a better sound, take a look at the deluxe models made with cherry wood. They are more expensive, and your ordering window is shorter, but ask Roy if he feels they have a better sound! Here’s Roy’s comment: “The deluxe cherrywood model sounds great after changing strings. It has a brighter tone than some other tenor ukes and has a good sustain. I have made some modifications and will be glad to demonstrate it for anyone interested. It is very playable.”


Take a look at the Wolfelele website here:
Wolfelele is providing us discounted pricing, so there are only two choices to make at this point:

1) What size uke do you want? (Soprano, Alto or Concert, Tenor, Baritone)
2) Do you want the regular or deluxe model?

Here is a breakdown on the special pricing for DUH:

Regular Line – laminate top, back, neck, maple fingerboard and bridge
Soprano $ 44.10
Alto, concert $ 66.60
Tenor $ 89.10
Baritone $ 99.10

Cherry Line – solid book-matched cherry top and back, laminate neck, maple fingerboard and bridge
Soprano $ 74.10
Alto, concert $ 96.60
Tenor $[masked]
Baritone $[masked]

Deluxe Line – solid book-matched cherry top and back, sides and bottom, neck, fingerboard, ebony nut, ebony inlay dots, side fingerboard dots carbon-fibre saddle in wing bridge
Soprano $ [masked]
Alto, concert $ [masked]
Tenor $ [masked]
Baritone $ [masked]
5 string Tenor $ [masked]
5 string Baritone $ [masked]

Shipping For ALL GROUP ORDERS will be $5 per ukulele, so be sure to anticipate an additional $5 charge for each instrument.

To order, send an email to [address removed] with your name and the word "DUH" in the subject line. In the email, include the following information:

Phone Number
Uke Size
Uke Model (regular, cherry, deluxe)

Wolfelele will send you a PayPal invoice with our special discounts, and you can pay from that by clicking on the link in the email.

Note: Your instrument kit will not be mailed to you directly. It will be mailed as a group to DUH, and you will have it available at the uke building workshop.


Now that you have ordered your ukulele, it is time to sign up for your uke building event!

We will have 4 workshops scheduled initially.

Each will run two hours (approximately).

Ukes will be left to set overnight, so plan on returning the following day to string your uke and take it home!

All workshops will be held at Roy Wood’s house. This is in Addison, near the cormer of Preston Rd. and Beltline Rd.

Parking is limited, so Roy has made arrangements to park down the street around the corner.

We will send details when the actual workshops get closer.

The four times set for workshops are as follows:
October 19th, 2012 – 5 PM – 7 PM (Plan on coming back the 20th @ noon)
October 19th, 2012 – 8 PM – 10 PM (Plan on coming back the 20th @ noon)
October 20th, 2012 – 10 AM – 12 PM (Plan on coming back the 21st @ noon)
October 20th, 2012 – 2 PM – 4 PM (Plan on coming back the 21st @ noon)

Go to Meetup and sign up for the workshop of your choice, and we will see you there!

Note: Do not sign up for the workshop time until you purchase your ukulele kit!

Note: Some people have asked about installing amps, etc. – Roy and I are discussing this, and will probably hold a workshop to build those ukes in November to accommodate the extra time and details. Contact me separately so I know your interest, and we will let you know when your workshop will be.

Note: EVERYONE will have a spot in the workshops! If we have more than 32 people purchase uke kits, we will open up more workshops!


Dress comfortably and casually. It’s possible that clothing could be soiled in the process of uke building. You do not need to bring anything with you but your enthusiasm and energy. And perhaps a camera, if you wish. Sensible shoes are suggested.

Questions? Ask! Email [address removed].

See you there!

-Mark Levine

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