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New Tenor Ukulele New Wood.

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

new tenor ukulele new wood custom build by kimo ukulele san diego ca

It’s all about the wood!

Back and SidesPomelle Sapele with curly mango back strip.  I’ve been trying to find this wood for a couple of years and recently lucked upon a new supplier back east.  Me so lucky!!!! It’s beautiful.  Well, it’s beautiful if you like figured, red-brown wood.  This is my first but not my last build using it.

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

Pomelle Sapele

Sound BoardSwiss Moon Spruce with light bearclaw figuring.

Binding and PurflingCurly Hawaiian Mango with black/maple accents.

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

Like wave sculpted sand at the beach.

Accent Woods:  Mango all the way.

Finger Board and BridgeBrazilian Rosewood.

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

I’m really liking this peg head shape.

Neck:  Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod.

The Rest of the Build

Strings:  Pepe Romero with wound low “G”.

Nut and Saddle:  vintage bone.

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

Mango, pomelle sapele, Honduran.

CaseCrossrock fiberglass.

TunersGotoh UPT.


I love the look and I love the sound.  It will be interesting to test out different sound boards on this sapele.  I’ve already got two more planned using both cedar and redwood.  That should be fun!

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood–yeah!