New Recycled Redwood Tenor Ukulele Sept. 2018
I just finished this recycled wood tenor ukulele for the Oct. 2018 Big Island Ukulele Guild Show in Hilo. The show runs Oct.5-25 at the Wailoa Art Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Most of the instruments I build are made from high quality, hand picked materials. For this show I wanted to do something different. This ukulele is made from recycled redwood taken from a house deck that now no longer exists. It was destroyed by the recent lava flow. The body, top, back, and sides are redwood, complete with knots and nail holes. Neck is Spanish Cedar with a redwood stringer. The rest of the instrument is made up of parts that I made for previous shop projects, but never used. Headcap is curly koa. Fretboard and bridge are Indian rosewood. Grover gold plated open gear tuners. No binding. Very simple mat finish of shellac and lacquer. This instrument was a lot of fun to make. Extremely lightweight.