Double Puka Double Curly Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
Out on the Saturday mail is this new Double Puka Double Curly Ukulele. This is a standard tenor shape.
It’s All About the Wood
Body: all curly Koa. This set of wood was purchased by the client. Good eye, good taste!
Binding: curly Hawaiian Mango with turquoise/black fiber purfling.
Accents: curly Hawaiian Mango.
Neck: Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod. The finish is sanded and smooth as silk.
Fret Board and Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood.
The Rest of the Build
Rosette: Blue Paua Abalone.
Head Stock Inlay: Plumeria flowers in white MOP and blue Paua.
Nut and Saddle: unbleached bone tinted brown for a vintage look.
Tuners: Gotoh UPT.
Strings: Pepe Romero flourocarbon with high “G” 4th.
Case: Crossrock ABS in Blue.k
This build with the Romero high “G” fit my ears pretty well. The strings not settled in yet were starting to work. I still like the Romero String sets low or high “G”. We decided to leave off the side port on this build for a two particular reasons: esthetics and also to evaluate player feedback. We also wanted to keep the look traditional. The last two double’s had side ports. The result, in my opinion, is a little less player feedback but not so much that I feel we made a mistake. It’s been awhile since I’ve made an all koa instrument and it was good to get back to that traditional look.
Double Puka Double Curly Ukulele = double fun!