Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Spring Loaded Ukulele
Again with the metal ukuleles, I just keep coming across so many different cool metal cans that I can’t stop myself. This one is much like the Maple Syrup Ukulele with a few slight alterations in design and function. After a few recording sessions and playing the instruments in a more percussive fashion it had been talked about that perhaps giving something a snare like. At first I had the idea of just running a few springs across some kind of metal container, and then I thought I would produced it from some of the already existing metal stringed instruments. I’m glad I decided to build something completely new. I gave me a chance to add the sink strainers I found at the Dollar Store, and I didn’t have to worry about messing with something that was already completed, not to mention I hate reworking old pieces.