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.
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.
Nut & saddle: Corian
Tuners: Grover 9NB geared
Finish: hand-rubbed truoil varnish