Combi Concert

Paul, didn’t want the same old thing–that is, a tenor.  Instead he opted for a concert, high “G” tuning with a variety of woods.  Per his instructions, I have constructed a concert ukulele with East India Rosewood sides to accent a Koa sound board and back.  Paul also wanted Oregon curly maple binding with paua abalone purfling and a solid Koa neck.  His logo is duplicated on the head stock with paua abalone as well.   Accents are Australian lacewood, while fret board and bridge are Macassar Ebony.  Paul also requested a wider nut width of 1 7/16″ as opposed to the usualy 1 3/8″– I made the neck a little thinner with more of a “C” shape to compensate.   I’ve used K&K’s twin mini Aloha under sound board, passive pickup and Gotoh 4::1 tuners to finish.  Fun and distinctive!