Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

By request, here is a Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele.  Let the fun factor never stop!


Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele.

It’s all about the woods.

Back and Sides:  Another set of Australian Brown Mallee Burl.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Australian brown mallee burl back and sides.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Burl me baby!

Sound BoardWestern Red Cedar.  To compliment the tone of this wood I used a lower density bracing of Alaskan Sitka Spruce–good choice.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Western red cedar sound board, Thuja burl bridge.

Fret Board and Bridge:  This is another example of Thuja Burl.  Stabilized and sealed with acrylic to improve the color and surface hardness.  Not radiused but bound. This is a standard 14.70″ concert scale.

Burtl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Stanilized Thuja burl fret board.

NeckHonduran Mahogany with carbon truss rod.

Accent WoodsThuja burl and Indonesian Amboyna burl.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Amboyna burl back strap.

Binding:  just plain ‘ol ebony.

Nut and Saddle:  brown stained bone.

The rest of the build.

TunersGotoh UPT.

Head Stock face plate:  a combination of red Mallee Burl and black epoxy.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Red mallee burl and black epoxy headstock face.

StringsPepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.  Not too heavy for this instrument.  The slightly heavier E/A add just a touch of tension.

CaseCrossrock ABS–the standard.

Burl and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Crossrock comfort.


I was pleasantly surprised.  This little instrument has a lot of voice.  I’m not a big fan of this scale length so have built most of my concerts the last few years with a tenor 17″ scale and 15 frets to the body.  The burl woods don’t have a lot of voice so with these instruments I’m really relying on the sound board for tone.   I believe that the western red cedar with low density bracing did do the job here.  The result is another “never to be duplicated/one-of-a-kind”  Burl and Cedar Concert Ukuele.