Beri Ukulele

Small Beritone Ukulele

ME WITH THE FINISHED INSTURMENT!!!

This instrument is a small beritone size.  It has a cedar face, koa sides and back, mahogony neck, and rosewood fret board.  The following pictures depect the building of the instrument.  The instrument was finished in March 2008.  It sells for $1500.00 which includes a Fishman under saddle pickup with preamp and a hardshell case.  Contact me at 941-750-8203 or leelutherie@tampabay.rr.com to purchase this Ukulele or order your handbuilt Guitar or Uke.

I would love to discuss the woods, features and options you would like on your very own handmade one-of-a-kind instrument, built personally for you by me to your specifications.  Payment plans are available.  I do accept Mastercard, Visa and PayPal.  Basic Ukes start at $1000.00.

(Scroll down to see pictures of me building the instrument.)

Joining the back of the instrument

The back after it is cut out

The side bending machine

The Ukulele being much smaller than a guitar required the construction of new molds and jigs in order to build the instrument.

The gluing mold

The bracing has been placed on the back, the sides and back have been attached to each other, the heel and neck blocks are in.

The face was joined and cut out.  The rosette was added around the sound hole.  It is now ready to join to the back and sides.

Beri Ukulele

The bracing on the inside of the face.

Gluing the Face to the Body.

The Bridge.

Installed in this Ukulele is a Fishman Undersaddle Pickup, which has an active endpin mounted preamp.

(This pickup is an optional feature.)

The soundhole, rosette and label.

The Fretboard, neck and headstock.

The back of the neck and headstock.

The Side.