Assembling Your Ukulele Kit


Customizing the Headstock



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Customizing the Headstock

Before you start sanding the neck, if you are planning any alterations to the ukulele’s headstock, now is the best time to make them. Changes to the headstock shape can really personalise your instrument, but suggestions and techniques for doing this are outside the scope of this guide. If you are interested in customizing your headstock, we suggest you checkout YouTube or various online forums for ideas on headstock customisation.


Sanding the Neck

Repeat the steps described for the body with 180, 240 and 360 grit sandpapers. Remember to always sand with the grain. This is typically along the neck not across it.

Please note:
You should not sand the top of the neck where the fret-board is to be attached. This has been machined to match the underside of the fretboard and should not be disturbed at all. This will ensure a good clean join when the fretboard is finally glued. Similarly, be very careful around the end of the neck where it is to join the body. Rounding the corners here may result in a neck join that looks unsightly if the neck no longer sits flush with the body.


Step 1. sanding
Sanding the fretboard?
Step 3. attaching the neck
Step 4. apply finish to the body and neck
Dyed / stained wood finish
Step 5. attaching the sound hole decal
Step 6. determine the bridge position
Step 8. install the tuning pegs
Step 10. adjust string height



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