The Chapulele – Cigar Box Ukulele
Probably the world’s Smallest Electric/Acoustic Ukulele! This soprano scale, electric cigar box ukulele was custom designed to be as small as possible. Now owned and used regularly for composing new material and as a travel ukulele, by the Godfather of Chap Hop, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.
With faux tortoiseshell bindings, antique brass style decorative corners, Der Jung machine heads and replica vintage Gibson controls. This uke has been completely customised to fit with The Chap’s style.
This was a challenging build due to the particularly fiddly natural. Fitting all the components inside the small cigar box and maintaining the full soprano scale, without sacrificing the aesthetics. The hand cut sound-hole also took a few hours to design, plan and execute.
See below the uke in action during a gig in Brighton with Professor Elemental and a short video of Mr. B jamming with the Chapulele in the Stringit & Strumit workshop.
“It’s a proper nice play” – Mr.B Gentleman Rhymer