Super Tenor Ukulele
Here’s an old/new shape that will be a standard in my production schedule. This is a a Super Tenor Ukulele based on the Washburn “J” shape of guitars. I made one of these about 3 years ago, sold it immediately and just didn’t get motivated to produce any more at the time because of a shop move. This is the first since then. It’s not that much bigger than my Hula Hips model, so it doesn’t feel larger to the player.
This instrument is all solid colorful, curly Koa, of course! I kept embelishments on the simple side since this is the first of this series in awhile. The India Rosewood binding with black/yellow fiber purfling seemed appropriate. Paua Abalone rosette, Honduran Mahogany neck with carbon fiber truss rod, Amazon Rosewood finger board and bridge, Maidou Burl accent woods and Gotoh UPT tuners round out the build.
If your curious, Santa Cruz Guitar Company makes a parlor guitar with the same type of shape. It’s called the Firefly. I’m itching to get my hands on one to play. In the mean time, my Super Tenor Ukulele will work just fine.
This one is now available at Hale Ukulele with more to come.