Tenor ukulele in reclaimed sapele



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This one-of a kind sapele tenor ukulele was made as a prototype of my new tenor body style.

Originally titled, “Lapwing” after the birds which are a common sight (and sound!) on the moorlands above my home in Hebden Bridge, this tenor has some unique design features which I haven’t yet carried forward on to the production model –  a different bridge shape and a one-off headstock style which mimics the swooping, diving movements of the lapwing in flight.

Full specification:

Style: Sapele tenor ukulele (right handed)

Body: Reclaimed sapele. The body wood has a nice quilt-like figure to the grain, The soundhole is decorated with a pinstripe rosette.

Neck: Reclaimed mahogany

Fretboard: Granadilla with small mother of pearl dots at 5, 7, 10th and 12th frets.

Bridge: Granadilla

Nut & saddle: Corian

Tuners: Grover 9NB geared

Finish: hand-rubbed truoil varnish

Strings: Fluorocarbon


Lapwing front obl Lapwing top Lapwing frets

Lapwing headstock Lapwing Lapwing neck

Lapwing hs rear




Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 86 × 33 × 25 cm
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