Jumbo Bwana

This is the first out-of-the-mold jumbo tenor ukulele.  This shape is a conglomerate of  patterns from my original Hula Hips tenor to a more classic jumbo guitar shape.  It is not as thick as my current instruments but is 10 inches in the lower bout.  The volume may be about the same but the active sound board is definitely increased.  I have gone back to a more classic look as well with a center  sound hole but I’ve kept the side, concert sound hole.  This instrument is constructed of Oregon Bastogne Black Walnut with a Sitka Spruce sound board.  I “X” braced the sound board.  Rope style purfling and vintage back strip to accent the look.  The neck is matching Oregon Black Walnut.    I used Aquila low ‘G” strings and was mightly impressed with the volume and depth of  sound.  This will be my slack key go-to ukulele. Asante you all.