Custom Wenge Ukulele, U64
Features: Low G tenor long neck tenor, cutaway, wenge back, sides and headplate, sinker redwood top, mahogany neck, ebony radiused fretboard, ebony bridge, Indian rosewood body binding, slotted headstock, side soundport, Mother of Pearl rosette, Waverly tuners
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Custom Wenge Ukulele Audio Samples
Thinking of Red Rocks (Jay Lichty)
This ain't Chester (Jay Lichty)
Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
And I Love Her (Beatles)
We are so appreciative when we hear back from happy customers! Here is what Eric had to say …
There are just so many things right about U64; the first being its stunning looks. The fit and finish are impeccable and I’m now an advocate of the water-based lacquer you use. It feels great on the hands and is very easy to wipe clean. The mother of pearl rosette is simple and compliments the top grain nicely. I love the string-through bridge for its clean look. I also appreciate the unbleached nut and saddle. The slotted headstock is a complete stunner and balances the long scale perfectly. Looks are, of course, only the beginning.
The fundamentals and overtones are a notch above the hundreds of other ukes I’ve played, and this is partially due to the sinker redwood top and wenge back and sides. There was tightness with the British fluorocarbons I sent you and the Southcoast A string couldn’t handle the tension. I then tried the Aquila 39U’s you typically use and she really sings with them. The sound is rich and complex, warm and punchy, and balanced and incredibly smooth. And let’s not forget about the tremendous sustain. Tone is naturally subjective, but let’s just say I’m now partial to the Lichty timbre. Plus the sound port on the upper bout only works to my advantage.
Last, but certainly not least, is playability. The frets are beautifully dressed and the shape of the neck, coupled with the 1.5″ nut, radiused fretboard and 19″ scale, fit my left hand like a glove. A handful of months usually pass before I’m truly comfortable with new instruments, but not so with this one. She feels right at home in my hands. The intonation is spot on and the action is just as I had requested. This uke is meant to be played. Nay, this uke needs to be played.
I’d also like to recognize the time and energy you’ve invested in making these instruments. It’s clear that this is a labor of love for you and it’s a privilege to be the keeper of one of your bespoke beauties. Thank you everything!
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