Cedar / Curly Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

Tonewoods

This ukulele was my first attempt at building a ukulele.

  • Western Red Cedar soundboard

  • Quilted Mahogany back and sides

  • Curly Maple binding

  • Mahogany neck

  • Rosewood fretboard

  • Koa headplate

  • Rosewood bridge

  • 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.

Resonances:

Top 360 Hz

Back 436 Hz

Air 191 Hz