||My ukuleles can have either the traditional fan bracing or the x-braced design I've developed. From my experience, the fan bracing works best on the smaller soprano, but the x-braced tenor has a richer, more resonant tone than
its fan-braced counterpart.
Any wood that can be used on a guitar can also be used on a ukulele, but the traditional wood is koa. The recent surge in the uke's popularity has inflated the cost of koa, and has also made high-quality sets much harder to find. Mahogany
also makes a viable alternative with a very similar sound.
In addition to the general models I'm making, I can also build in a six-string configuration. Pegheads can be slotted or solid and can be of various shapes. Fretboards and rosettes also provide rich palettes for decoration.