Everybody should play and have a 'UKE'. — George Harrison



Sides are the pieces of wood between top and back of an Ukulele. They are part of the body.

In its classical form, the sides are carved twice as with a guitar; the lower bout, which is decisive for the creation of sound, is called lower bout, whereas the upper bout, which joins the neck, is called upper bout. The indentation in between is called waist.

Some ukuleles have their sound hole in the upper bout (instead of the top). Banjo, pineapple or teardrop shaped ukulelen have no waist.

The places where the sides are glued to top and back are often covered with a binding.

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