Mr. Pineapple Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
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Mr. Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. What can I say. Gotta have fun!
It’s all about the wood.
Body: All curly Hawaiian Mango. The grain of a mango tree is seldom straight, even in those tall ones that you might see downtown Lahaina or or the road to Princeville on Kauai. And, because of that, the figure and colors of the wood change dramatically within just a few feet. The figure in this wood is pretty unique and is from the same billet that shows more formal curl. It looks a little like a pineapple.
Neck: Honduran Mahogany. Good color match with this brownish mango. Internal carbon truss rod and sanded finish for smooth playing. 15 frets to the body gets the bridge a little more north for a fuller sound.
Fret Board and Bridge: Ebony species. I keep saying species because the exact origin is not known by me but is from West Africa per my supplier. I believe that most of this wood comes from Taylor’s endeavor there.
Accent Woods: Mango all the way.
Binding: India Rosewood with turquoise/black fiber purfling.
The rest of the build.
Head Stock Inlay: Mr. Pineapple in white and gold MOP with Paua Ab.
Tuners: Gotoh UPT.
Strings: Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.
Accents and Rosette: Turquoise recon stone.
Fret Markers: recon stone in turquoise.
Case: Hey, I found a hard case. I’m using the Ohana for this one and the next. Plenty of room with decent workmanship. Since the pineapple shape is not that popular most large manufactures like Crossrock really don’t want to get envolved. The last instrument I sent out in a padded back pack style was torpedoed by the shipping company and was seriously damaged–no more.
Well, I was supposed to put raindrops on the fret board in recon stone as well. Didn’t! Darn, it would have been pretty cool. i didn’t want to attempt a retro-fit for fear of damaging the fret board. Fortunately, the client is forgiving.
These pineapples aren’t particular large but actually have a pretty substantial voice. It’s a tenor in volume and scale but a concert in size.
This one has the Kimo sound. With the Romero strings and the low density mango it’s voice is warm and soothing, sweet and juicy (pineapple talk). Onolishous maybe!
Having fun with a Mr. Pineapple Tenor Ukulele.