Rachel's Tenor Ukulele

Tonewoods

This is one of three custom ukulele’s built for my grown children. Rachel selected the materials and headshape for her personal uke. It was a fun project to build a custom instrument for someone special.

  • Spalted Black Limba top, back and sides

  • Ziricote binding

  • Mahogany three piece neck

  • Abalone rosette

  • Ebony fretboard with an abalone inlay representing the Hawaiian Islands

  • Ebony headplate

  • Waverly tuners

  • Ebony bridge with bone inlay

  • Royal-Lac shellac based finish

Voicing and Construction

Bracing pattern is the traditional three fan braces. Bridge plate is 0.8mm carbon fiber. Top thickness 1.6 mm. Back thickness 2.0 mm.

Resonances:

Top 320 Hz

Back 430 Hz

Air 197 Hz