Here is a fun project, the Om Shanti Tenor Ukulele. It’s a standard tenor shape not the super size “J” that I have made so many of lately.
Wild and crazy curly Mango.
The request was for Mango. This is the second instrument that I have made from mango I received from Kamuela Hardwoods on the Big Island of Hawaii earlier this year. Can’t beat mango for some wild and crazy looks!
White and black Limba is always a good neck match with mango.
Also requested were turquoise accents and blue paua abalone purfling.
The “Om” turquoise inlay on the neck is by Craig Lavin.
I added, a turquoise back strip,turquoise fret markers, black palm wood and a white Limba neck to balance the look.
Black palm wood accents.
The sound is typical for mango, I think, with a strong and mid-range voice especially with the Romero low “G” strings.
Turquoise “recon stone” backstrip.
Om Shanti Tenor Ukulele ya’ll! Here’s to a great New Year.