BPUC is a design oriented company, and drawings are a very important part of what we do. Computer generated vector drawings are used to insure that all the parts of an instrument are accurately made and fit together properly. Parts drawings are also printed and used as paste-on templates in the shop to further insure accuracy. The drawings shown here are an example of them being used to show different wood and trim combinations before the instrument is built.
We are always looking for ways to make our ukuleles sound better. This begins with the fundamental structure of the instrument, and the neck joint is a very important part. Our M style and traditionl ukuleles feature a cantilevered rock solid joint that is glued to the body. Our 12 Fret and A Style models have integrated construction where the body and neck are all one piece with no joint at all.
Our exclusive pinned nut eliminates buzzing often associated with grooved nuts. It also allows the use of different string guages without replacing or regrooving the nut.
When a uke sounds good you don't only hear it, you feel it, and that's what we strive for. Our ukulele bodies are designed to translate as much string energy as possible into sound.
   Completed neck assembly, bridge and wood sets

   One of the sides on a bender heated to 300F.

   The sides are clamped to a form to cool.

   Once off the form, the sides are ready for assembly.

   The sides are glued and clamped in a form along with the heel block.

   The book matched halves for the top are glued togther.

   Spring clamps are used to glue in the top lining.

   Go bars apply pressure for gluing on the top bracing.

   Final carving of the braces fine tunes the top.

   Spool clamps are used to clamp the top to the body.

   The sound hole and neck pocket are cut out.

   The body is trimmed to size.

   Bracing is glued to the back, then it's glued to the body

   Final fitting of the neck.

   Inlaying the Boat Paddle head plate logo

   Routing the binding and purling channels

   Wood binding is bent to conform to the binding channel

   Tape is used to glue the the binding to the body

   The binding is trimmed flush with the body

   Fret wire is pressed into the finger board

   The assembly is done

   The body and neck are finished individually before assembly

   The tuners, nut and saddle are fit to the instrument before it's strung up