I have a hand built Joe Z ukulele that has a similar sideport. It has no soundhole on the front. I didn't order it, but traded an instrument for it because I wanted a uke with a pickup. I agree with ladyssolo, I wouldn't have the nerve to try it myself.
-1962 Martin D-21 -1950 Gibson LG1 -1958 Goya M-26 -1974 Yamaha FG75 high strung -A number of banjos, mandolins, Autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers, mouth harps, a Tele clone and various other stuff. -I own a fiddle, but only play it when Maggie and the cats are all out of the house.