Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
This is the Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele.
It’s all about the wood
Body: Figured, colored, spalted, everything Hawaiian Mango.
Neck: Figured African Limba with Mango lamination. Carbon fiber truss rod, of course.
Accent Woods: Hawaiian Mango.
Binding: India Rosewood with blue/black purfling.
Fret Board and Bridge: chocolate brown Munn Ebony.
The rest of the build
Rosette and Purfling: Blue Abalone with blue/black fiber.
Strings: Pepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.
Tuners: Gotoh UPT. I’m still working on the headstock shape. And, I am favoring the asymmetric tuner placement even more.
Nut and Saddle: unbleached bone.
Case: Crossrock 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.