Cedar / Curly Mahogany Tenor Ukulele
This ukulele was my first attempt at building a ukulele.
Western Red Cedar soundboard
Quilted Mahogany back and sides
Curly Maple binding
Royal-Lac shellac based finish
Voicing and Construction
After building several guitars with the typical challenge of registering the top and back plates onto the sides, I tried using registration pins in the outside mold. You can see the pins in the mold and the registration holes in these pictures. I really like this method and will adapt it to guitar making.
Bracing pattern is traditional three fan braces. Top thickness 1.65 mm. Back thickness 1.9 mm.
Top 360 Hz
Back 436 Hz
Air 191 Hz