Tara's Tenor Ukulele

Tonewoods

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

  • Curly Koa back, sides and top

  • Curly Maple binding

  • Three piece Mahogany neck

  • Ebony fretboard

  • Ebony bridge with bone inlay

  • Koa headplate

  • Waverly tuners with Koa knobs

  • 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 is 1.6 mm. 

Back thickness is 2.1 mm tapering to 1.9 mm perimeter.

Resonances:

Top 318 Hz

Back 456 Hz

Air 194 Hz