All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

After all the instruments that I have made, I’ve finally made and All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele.

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

It’s not curly.

The Woods

Body and Sound Board:  Jaguar scratch (that’s what we are calling the figure) Honduran Mahogany.  I only wish that my pictures were better to show the wonderful figure and color of this wood.  Around every knot in this wood there is a beautiful golden halo.  This is not your straight grained Martin for sure–go figure and figure.

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Jaguar scratch Honduran mahogany.

NeckHonduran Mahogany.  Would you expect less?

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Honduran mahogany neck.

Binding and RosettteIndian Rosewood with red/black herringbone purfling.  Going for the vintage look here.

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Black and red herringbone purfing.

Fret Board and Bridge:  classic Ebony.  A little wider than my norm and with a radius as well.

Accents: Honduran Mahogany.

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Mahogany gold.

The Rest of the Build

StringsPepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.  Originally we were going for a high “G” but what the heck, why not a little change.

Tuners: Gotoh UPT on a Fender-style head stock.

CaseCrossrock fiberglass in black.

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Crossrock fiberglass in black an red.

Nut and Saddle:  unbleached bone.


“Never exactly bought into the whole instrument “opening up” thing, but whether it’s the strings settling, me getting accustomed to it or it’s opening up, it sure is sounding good.  Lots of mellow resonance felt in my chest.”  This the client comment a week after delivery.  Off to a good start I’d say, but just wait.

So maybe a classic reborn isn’t such a bad thing.  Everyone wants a koa instrument but to be  honest there are a lots of beautiful and  tonally exciting alternatives out there. Maybe an All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele is just what you are looking for?