Bearclaw Spruce and Tree Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
I’m not quite out of “the tree” wood as yet. Here’s another Bearclaw Spruce and Tree Ukulele.
It’s all about the wood.
Body: “The Tree” Honduran Mahogany. This is a one piece back. If you can’t get the book match then I think this will do the trick. Plenty of tortoise figure here. Sides are a composite of solid “Tree” and quarter sawn Honduran for added stability. Super tenor shape.
Sound Board: Alaskan bearclaw Sitka spruce. Most of this wood from Alaska Specialty Woods is reclaimed. Just in case you were wondering.
Binding: Blond Hawaiian curly Koa with maple/black fiber purfling.
Neck: Honduran Mahogany but with a curly honduran and “Tree” lamination. Carbon fiber truss rod of course.
Accent Woods: A combination of Australian Brown Mallee Burl and “Tree”.
Finger Board and Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood. Radiused to 16″ with gold “evo” frets.
The Rest of the build.
Head Stock Face: Brown Mallee burl, “Tree” and black epoxy.
Fret Markers: Gold MOP and maple.
Nut and Saddle: Brown stained unbleached bone.
Tuners: black Gotoh UPT.
Case: Crossrock fiberglass.
Strings: Pepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.
The client was hoping for warmth. I think I’ve hit the nail on this one. Redwood would have been a little brighter, cedar maybe a little too warmish, but this medium wide-grain Sitka is similar to Engleman in tonality and, I think, fits the bill. This is my 5th “Tree” ukulele. They have all been a bit different in tonality but have all been built with different tops and body sizes. No complaints about a Bearclaw and Tree Ukulele–fun and more fun.