I recently got interested in ukuleles, when my granddaughter re-gifted one to me. After messing around for a couple of weeks I started collecting them-
Now I have a soprano, concert, 6-string tenor, and an old banjo ukulele. After seeing Daniel Hulbert's DIY electric travel ukulele, I decided to try and build one.
I started with his great design and added a built-in headphone
http://www.runoffgroove.com/ruby.html ). Below is the result:
Here is a slightly different design:
It contains the same Ruby amp.
And this one is a lap slide uke:
It was modeled after the Danelectro lap steel guitar of the '50s.
Again, the same amp.
I then made some acoustic ukes:
This one was made using 2 cake pans for the head. It followed a Make Magazine design.
Note the Pete Seeger style banjo bridge-
it's supposed to direct vibrational energy towards the center of the head.
My most recent build is a one-of-a-kind folding uke, just to see if I could do it: