I was looking at various Facebook pages the other day when I came across Rod Arthur’s page for the Minimus Ukulele. As I’m always looking for different ukuleles this one really appeals to me. I asked Rod for his story and this is below:
“My name is Rod Arthur and have been playing ukulele for 40 years (before the revolution) I’ve also worked as an actor for 40 years (feel free to google me if it’s of interest) Woodwork has always been a hobby and in 1997/8 I went back to college to take my advanced city and guilds in furniture making. There followed 9 years making furniture as a parallel career to my acting. Then stopped for a variety of reasons. In 2010 I broke the neck on my baritone uke and decided to build a replacement, soon to discover that it wouldn’t work, so set about building my first uke. Despite the fact I steam bent 5mm thick beech it worked and I still have it, trust me you could go to war with that uke and win. At the start so 2016 I dedicated my workshop to making ‘The Minimus Ukulele and after a huge learning process I’m now satisfied with the product and sell them. They cost £120-125 depending on choice of friction tuner. The cases are £15 pound (I don’t make them). Postage in UK is £5. They are a bolt on neck construction. The scale length is 26cm. The overall length is 39-40cm depending on choice of headstock design. The width at the nut is 36-38 mm (same as a concert).”
Have placed my order.