Black and White Ebony Baritone Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
Guess it’s black and white month? Here’s a new Black and White Ebony Baritone Ukulele.
Back and Sides: Asian Black and White Ebony species
Sound Board: American Figured Port Orford Cedar. The color of the cedar matches the “white” color of the ebony. The warm tones of this particular wood are a good match for the “reflective” qualities of the ebony body.
Neck: Asian Spalted Tamarind with carbon fiber truss rod.
Fret Board and Bridge: Asian Black and White Ebony. I laminated the bridge due to material thickness. Still works just fine for a fun look.
Binding: Ebonite with Maple/Black Purfling.
Accent Woods: West African Black and Brown Ebony species.
The Rest of the Build
Strings: I used a combination of Pepe Romero flourocarbon (G,E) and Thomastik-Infeld (D,B) for this 20″ scale instrument. The string tension on the T-I strings seems a good fit. These are stainless steel flat wound.
Tuners: Gotoh guitar-style open 15::1. This is really a small tenor guitar and these tuners just seem to fit the build.
Case: Crossrock Fiberglass.
Big, warm fill-the-room voice. Easy to play–I don’t strum or fingerpick hard so I like a softer feel to the instrument. Very good and easy harmonics. Plays best towards the sound hole like a guitar. Basically, just a fun instrument to look at and play–Oh Samba! I find binding ebony to be a challenge even on a good day.
This puppy is gone but who knows there might be another Black and White Ebony Baritone Ukulele in the future.