This is the first production model of my new tenor ukulele body style. It features a more convex curve to the lower bout, more rounded shoulders and a return to my trademark tapered headstock, here in a slightly larger form as compared to my concert and soprano models.
The body is made in a wood I haven’t used before – Makore, paired with an Engelmann spruce top. The makore is a close-textured wood which has a nice deep reflective quality to the finish.
The neck is a very striking 3-layered construction with a centre stripe of curly maple, surrounded by reclaimed Utile wood.
Body: Makore back/sides; Engelmann spruce top. Black edge binding and pinstripe rosette to the soundhole.
Neck: 3-ply construction in reclaimed utile and curly figured maple.
Fretboard: Granadilla with small mother of pearl dots at 5, 7, 10th and 12th frets. Side dot at 7th fret.
Nut & saddle: Corian
Tuners: Grover 9NB geared
Finish: hand-rubbed truoil varnish