You just inspired one of my next projects.
Being I make my CBG bodies from a solid epoxy laminated block this is right in line. Being laminated I can get the wall thickness around 3/16- 1/4
The last one was yellowheart and the sides were a tad over 3/16 w/ top epoxied directly to body. Sounds very crisp w/ light acoustic strings
I'm thinking 1/4" thick lams (1 1/2 total) of purple heart or bloodwood and hard maple for the body and curly maple for the top.
Can I get a ukulele from a true 8" wide blank? Do you have basis measurements or a good link? including fret scale, string sizes etc.