Love My New Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
“Love my new ukulele. . .Just everything about it is special!” That’s music for my ears. This is a super tenor with woods “by request”.
It’s all about the woods.
Back and Sides: Honduran Rosewood with mini-zipper backstrip. I’m not too sure about the use of rosewoods on the smaller body instruments but for some reason this one works. To my ear, the tap tone of this Honduran is on a par with Brazilian.
Sound Board: Alaskan bearclaw Sitka Spruce. The client wanted a tight grained wood which, again, might be a bit much for such small instruments but this particular set appealed to us both and so was worth a try. Nice bearclaw, right?
Neck: Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod.
Accent Woods: Honduran Rosewood all the way.
Fret Board and Bridge: Ebony species. For fret markers I did an edge with maple. 16″ radius with 1.5″ at the nut.
Nut and Saddle: Dyed bone.
Bracing: Adirondack for the top, Sitka for the back.
Rosette and Purfling: black and maple herringbone to match the back strip.
Binding: Richlite synthetic ebony.
Tuners: Gotoh UPT.
Case: Crossrock ABS.
Strings: Pepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.
I’ll have to admit, this puppy sang right out of the box. Honestly, I didn’t expect it. As I said above, I’m not a huge fan of rosewood on small instruments–there’s just not enough energy in those strings to make it work it seems. I wasn’t sure about the sound board either but it had a wonderful tap tone and we loved the heavy bearclaw. Wait ’till it really breaks in! For whatever the reason, Love My New Ukulele is all that counts.