Each instrument receives the finest Master grade tonewoods available.
Only the stiffest, lightest tops are used with each being individually assessed, thicknessed, braced, carved and voiced for piano like responsiveness, a long sustain that is deep and clear in tone, that plays evenly over the entire fingerboard.
Please refer to my options page for extended details on tonewoods, material choice, building appointments and all their many options. Below is a small list of standard features that can be expected to be found as standard on any of my ukuleles.
Standard Ukulele Features ~
Standard building elements in all my ukuleles include (See order form for many up grades)
~ Top : Master grade in any species. Individually voiced.
~ Rosette : One of a kind mosaic in wood or shell ring.
~ Back/Sides : Most tonewood. Some exotics incur upcharge.
~ Bindings: Ebony, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Curly Maple, or Koa throughout.
~ Purflings mitered with binding throughout (Top, back, sides, headstock & fingerboard (side and top).
~ Bridge : Rosewood, African Blackwood or ebony.
~ Neck: Honduran mahogany or Spanish cedar with carbon fiber reinforcement.
~ Sculpted heel
~ Fingerboard : African Blackwood, Ebony, or rosewood.
~ Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 1 3/4" (44mm)- Custom widths no extra charge.
~ 14 frets to the body.
~ Nut width: 1 3/8" (36mm)- Custom widths is no extra charge.
~ SemiHemiSpherical fret ends
~ Headstock : Bound with signature 'fading purfling'.
~ Headstock: faced front and back with wood to suit build.
~ Tuners : Waverly's, or Gotohs UPTL's
~ Nut : Polished Bone, Black horn, Mother of Pearl or Fossilized Mastodon ivory.
~ Saddle : Tusq, bone or Black horn (Why Tusq is my standard material is demonstrated in this video)
~ Finish: Highest instrument grade nitrocellulose lacquer in gloss or satin with sunbursts an upgrade. French polish also available.
~ Hardshell case.
~ Hand written letter of materials