Another Chocolate Heart Mango Concert Ukulele
Here’s another chocolate heart concert mango ukulele. It doesn’t look like it, but the top, back and sides actually came from the same piece of mango. I decided to mix it up a bit so that all the different looks of this wood are available on one instrument.
To accent the instrument, we decided on a combination of white/black purfling and I thought a little Paua Abalone rosette would help with the Paua Abalone turtle inlay on the tongue of the fret board.
New for me on this build was the brown Australian Mallee burl accents. The Fret board is ebony species and radiused per the clients request. In addition I installed a Mi-Si under saddle piezo pick-up. This latest version of Mi-Si is working really great.
The neck is Honduran Mahogany, the tuners are Gotoh UPT and the strings are Worth high “G” flourocarbon.
This client has numerous ukulele but has never had one with a side sound port which prompted her comment “I’ve never heard myself sound so good. . .”. Guess that sound port really works!