Bloodwood and Ancient Spruce Concert Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
This is the “little sister” to the Classy Long Neck Concert Ukulele I posted last month. This is the Bloodwood and Ancient Spruce Concert Ukulele.
Body: Central American Bloodwood. Now here’s a new one for me used as a body wood. I like it for fingerboards, kinda like it for binding, but not so much for use on a body. Why you ask: well, it’s difficult to bend and it is a bit on the dense side. That said, it is tonally brilliant exhibiting superior projection like many of the rosewoods. And, bloodwood actually maintains it’s red color.
Sound Board: Ancient Spruce. Another cool piece that I’ve had in the shop for awhile. If you make the comparisons, every piece that I’ve used so far has had a totally different look. I guess that’s what you get with aging.
Neck: California Redwood. Super light and with a color that binds the body and top wood. The weight balances the density of the Bloodwood. Sanded finish.
Finger Board and Bridge: Ziricote with sapwood. Oh, why not! This will be the last ziricote I work with since I am sensitive to the dust/oils. No matter what precautions I’ve taken it always seems to affect me for days after working. Pretty cool looking though.
Accent Woods: American Maple Burl
The Rest of the Build
Tuners: Black Gotoh
Strings: Romero high “G”. This to compliment the low “G” of the “sister”.
Case: Crossrock ABS
The woods of this instrument are to mimic the woods in the “sister” build but in different combination. In my opinion, a brilliant instrument that can be pushed when necessary. A definite contrast to the “sister’s” more mellow tonality–but that was to be expected and desired. This might be an instrument to be used for a lead role in a group setting–wait, I think that is exactly what the Bloodwood and Ancient Spruce Concert Ukulele is going to be used for!