Video: Play a tune on the world's largest ukulele

Video: Play a tune on the world's largest ukulele

Published 28 February 2017

Ukuleles are usually very small and light four-stringed instruments, but Lawrence Stump from the USA has created a playable ukulele that is a giant 3.99 metres (13 ft 1.08 in) long.
 
Largest ukulele
 
His supersized musical instrument has entered the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition as the world's Largest ukulele.
 
 
The body of the instrument is made of birch plywood and the neck and head are made of pine.
 
It is a whopping 7.5 times larger than a normal Soprano ukulele.
 
Lawrence first got the idea to build the world’s largest ukulele after helping his son construct a regular-sized one for a science project at school.
 
Playing the largest ukulele
 
The record was verified during an event in a music store in Lansing, Michigan, where Lawrence played a tune on his creation.
 
“Holding a Guinness World Records title is a distinct honour, knowing my instrument could meet the requirements I had to try,” said Lawrence.
 
Holding up the largest ukulele 
 
Lawrence's creation is featured in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition alongside of loads of incredible record-breaking inventions.
 
Guinness World Records 2017 books