Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Tenor Ukulele

Its on Ebay at

Here is a tenor ukulele made by Aaron Keim of Beansprout. It features:
-Curly Koa top, back, sides and headplate
-Honduras Mahogany neck
-Ebony fingerboard with 17 frets/14 to the body. There are brass side dots but no front dots. 16 7/8 scale length
-Ebony Bridge with Bband undersaddle pickup. There is a 9v battery in a pouch connected to the heel block
-Bone nut and saddle
-Gotoh gold and black friction tuners, aquila strings

The uke is 25.5 inches long, the body is 11 inches long and 3 inches deep. It is loud, deep and "zingy" sounding tuned GCEA (high G) and also sounds great FBbDG. It has a medium high action for a loud acoustic tone, but is setup well and plays great all the way up the neck. Spot on intonation and even tone all around.

The neck is 1.5 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick at the nut, which is slightly larger than normal but would be perfect for someone coming from guitar. I am willing to slim this down on request. It is tuned re-entrant but I will re string to low g on request.

This is a handmade ukulele made in my home shop in Colorado. It sounds a looks wonderful but has a few very small cosmetic flaws that you can't see in the photographs: a couple of scratches around the bridge and a couple of rough spots in the finish. I will be happy to send any interested customers a video file of me playing the uke so you can hear it.

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