The Brief: A ukulele has it’s own set of needs and requirements and I am always keen to evolve and progress so whilst the 15 degree influence is still clearly in evidence there are twists and evolutions.
The speciality here is the wood: Japanese Cherry: Directly out of our garden. The cutaway correlates to our Ukulele standard. The headstock is slotted according to old tradition.
Why Uku-meine? Well, this is the first Ukulele built for myself
Specification: Body depth: 80mm Body width: 250mm / 170mm Body Top: Cedar Body Sides: Japanese Cherry Body Back: Japanese Cherry Neck: Mahagoni, 3-piece D-Shape Nut: Zero Fret Scale length: 450mm Fingerboard: Bubunga Frets: 20 Jumbo medium Weight: 0.6kg Tuners: Rubner, Single, 2R – 2L Finish: Polyurethane, High Gloss Strings: Martin M620 Tenor
Construction: Even as a Tenor model the ukulele is a compact instrument and this brings its own challenges, but the fundamentals stay the same.
Our Uku–meine is a full body high end model, its wood is Japanese cherry. The internal struts and bracing’s have been developed to give this instrument a bright and responsive sound and tone. Inside there is a shellac lacquering for protection (like in all our ukuleles). The enhanced cutaway is built to give this 20 fret instrument excellent access and playability.
Whilst at first glance this is a very stripped down look, there are small touches everywhere that just bring that real sense of individuality.
Sound Samples: Don’t just take our word for it try our sound samples and hear for yourself.