It seems like the super tenor ukulele is gaining popularity rapidly. Here’s one that I delivered last month to local musician Larry. I’m calling it the Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele. This is now my tenor ukulele of choice and I have one in the works for myself. Can’t wait!
Super duper super tenor ukulele
The build is standard with the exception of the Mi-Si pickup. Larry came by the shop and picked out this nice set of Koa wood for the build. This Koa has a bit of everything going for it with great color, curl and grain action. The Paua Abalone Rosette is a standard feature now. We accented with green and black fiber purfling–also a standard feature along with India Rosewood Binding.
Mi- Si pickup installed
The accent wood is Australian Mallee Burl.
Australian Mallee Burl backstrap
One thing different on this ukulele is the use of Richlite manufactured wood for fingerboard and bridge in lieu of African Ebony. This manufactured wood is thought to be on a par with ebony in tonal quality but with much better workability. It is also totally black and is made from recycled materials.