Ukulele body is made from an actual styrofoam beer cooler... and it sounds great!
Aloha! This has got to be the most freakish-looking uke you'll ever see... BUT IT SOUNDS INCREDIBLE! Simply put, the Styrofoam Cooler Ukulele is nothing but a neck without a body and a huge cooler screwed to the butt end.
Watch the video to hear it for yourself:
Here's the parts I used:
1x2 plank of maple, 33 inches long
A separate thin plank of oak for the fretboard
Small piece of maple for the floating bridge
A four pack of Shane Speal signature tuners
A pack of standard ukulele strings
a used styrofoam cooler
One drywall screw and a large washer to anchor the cooler to the neck.
Six flathead screws, 1/2" long
This is a very easy project! Although the thought of fretting an instrument might be daunting for some people, consider this project a good beginner’s instrument to learn the fretting process.