Sure it plays, it's a 12" scale soprano ukulele, this is the third one I've made. The first was made on a large round gourd then I used goat skin for the top, like a banjo, I even inlaid mother of pearl gourd flowers on it. The second one has a spruce sound board and the body is a Chinese bottle gourd.
Thanks. It's crazy, I know, my buddies really like the cigar Box bass I made, at the moment I'm building my third one, I would like to get a good bit of it done today. I have another batch of soap cooling, but that won't take long.
This is an off the wall project I made for a good friend who is actually in the blues charts now, I hear him all the time on XM radio and Internet streaming. His name is Albert Castiglia, I've known and played with Albert for at least 20 years.
It's all just for fun, I do love music and when I can't be playing it I make instruments, all be it a little unconventional "o)