Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele.

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

The best of Hawaiian Mango wood.

It’s all about the wood

Body:  Figured, colored, spalted, everything Hawaiian Mango.

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

Color, curl, spalt, grain–everything Mango.

Neck:  Figured African Limba with Mango lamination. Carbon fiber truss rod, of course.

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

Figured Limba neck with Mango lamination.

Accent WoodsHawaiian Mango.

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

Hoe Wa’a.

BindingIndia Rosewood with blue/black purfling.

Fret Board and Bridge:  chocolate brown Munn Ebony.

The rest of the build

Rosette and PurflingBlue Abalone with blue/black fiber.

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

Blue abalone purfling with blue/black accents.

StringsPepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.

TunersGotoh UPT.  I’m still working on the headstock shape.  And, I am favoring the asymmetric tuner placement even more.

Nut and Saddle:  unbleached bone.

CaseCrossrock Fiberglass.


I love this look in Mango.  It’s got about everything going for it.  Not to busy for my eye.  This is the first Super Tenor that I have made with mango since I have considered most of the highly spalted sets a little too soft for a larger body instrument.  This wood, though, is very solid and almost as rigid as unspalted wood.  The Sound is typical of mango favoring mid-range notes and full volume.  It doesn’t take a lot of energy to move this lower density wood and produce that sweet mango nahenahe sound.  It’s winter, but there’s nothing like a Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele to make you feel warm and cozy inside.