How To – Understand Ukulele Neck Joint Construction

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This is a useful reference page from Hana Lima ‘Ia for understanding some of the different techniques used to connect the ukulele neck to the ukulele body. This page describes the pros and cons of four different ukulele neck jointing methods: Tenon, Spline, Dovetail and mechanical ukulele neck joint. There is an additional page dedicated to Spanish style ukulele neck joint construction and these pages show simple diagrams of the jointing techniques used for ukulele neck joint construction.

This would be useful when designing your own ukulele and also during the build or repair process for a ukulele neck. Understanding how the ukulele neck is connected to the ukulele body will help you understand how to approach different repairs on ukulele necks and ukulele neck joints. Click the link below to see the pages.

Understand Ukulele Neck Joint Construction


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