Guam and Mango Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
This is the Guam and Mango Ukulele.
It’s a Guam thing. The headstock and fretboard inlays and laser cut pictograph are definitely important to this new owner. Yes he is from Guam.
Body: Hawaiian Mango. I love this look in Mango–curl, color and intriguing grain. It’s interesting how Mango grown in different environments looks so different. Hawaiian is much different from Asian and South American. I flipped the grain pattern on the back so as to get all the cool looks I could out of this interesting set of mango.
The Accents: All Mango.
The Neck: Honduran Mahogany. In the past I’ve used a lot of African Limba to match some of the “greys” in the mango wood but there’s a lot of brown tones in this particular set. Carbon tone bar of course.
Fret Board and Bridge: Ebony species.
The Rest of the Build
Strings: Pepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.
Inlays: fret board, bridge and rosette are all done with Bloody Jasper recon stone.
Binding: India Rosewood with red/black fiber accents.
Pictograph: laser cut. It would have shown better with a dark back fill but I’ve found it very hard to control bleed into the surrounding wood.
Nut and Saddle: unbleached bone.
Fret Board Markers: White MOP.
Tuners: Gotoh open back 15:1.
Case: Crossrock fiberglass.
Sounds pretty good. Most of the all mango instruments have a mid-range quality and plenty of warmth and volume. Don’t have to bang on this one to make it sing. This Guam and Mango Ukulele has a voice!