Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele
I totally forgot that I delivered the Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele to Hale Ukulele this February.
BTW: Shout out for Hale Ukulele’s grand re-opening the week of July 4th–Yippee! Ric is the only game in town south of Huntington Beach and stocks most all of your uke needs.
This year I am determined to build more of the instruments that I want to build and most of these instruments are going to showcase the wood and sound of the ukulele with fewer frills. This Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele is a classic with it’s Canadian Bear Claw Spruce tone wood sound board and figured Hawaiian Koa back and sides. You know, I’m a sucker for platinum blond sapwood which is not a standard look in Koa.
I am using blue/blue/black fiber for purfling and sound hole rosette on this build–no bling.
I love bear claw spruce! I purchased this wood set from a large supplier many years ago. It’s super light and stiff with bright tonal qualities. The bear claw figure, a genetic trait in some trees, and the reddish color are great accents giving lots of visual appeal.
The composite neck is a combination of Honduran Mahogany, Australian Lacewood and Pacific Northwest Curly Maple. The fret board and bridge are India Rosewood. The accent wood is Asian Amboyna Burl. Gold Gotoh UPT tuners, gold “evo” frets, Pepe Romero low “G” strings, and a choice of back pack style or Crossrock ABS hard cases are all standard with this build.
There you go! Can’t go wrong with a classic Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele.