UKULELE’S: UWE-LELE ELCTRO-ACOUSTIC

Date:
March 2017

Model:
Uwe-lele

Client:
Uwe Eschner

Description:
Custom built tenor
electro-acoustic ukulele

The Brief: Ground up signature model electro-acoustic tenor ukulele for classically trained and jazz inspired Uwe Eschner. We were tasked with developing a subtle and full sounding tenor model based on our core specification, both acoustically, DI or via a sound system.

The model required great access all the way up the frets, excellent clarity and output especially in a PA situation all with the balance and visuals that are a hallmark of our instruments.

Specification:
Body depth: 80mm
Body width: 250mm / 170mm
Top: Spruce AAA
Body Sides: Japanese Cherry
Body Back: Japanese Cherry
Neck: Mahgany
Scale length: 450mm
Fingerboard: Bubinga
Frets: 20 Jumbo medium
Pickup: B-Band U 1.5T
Tuners: Rubner, Single, 2R – 2L
Finish: Polyurethane, High Gloss
Strings: Martin M620 Tenor

Uwe-lele, Ukulele Modell Seite und Preamp
Uwe-lele Ukulele Modell Buchse und Endpin Inlays

Construction: 

Specially selected tone woods were our starting point, rich full sounds and after- tones were built in with a fine AAA grade Spruce top. Improved visuals were applied via the asymmetric and wide sound hole and a nod to classical roots by use of a slot head 2-aside headstock. Sympathetic binding, dot markers and inlays were all stripped back to be in visual harmony with the selected timbers.

Live action was handled via the dedicated B-Band U 1.5T, simple but great and controllable tone with B-Bands usual quality of reproduction either on stage or in the studio.

Sound Samples: Don’t just take our word for it try our sound samples and hear for yourself.

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  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper, Kopfplatte Rückansicht
    Champagne Smoke Headstock Rear View
  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper Halsgelenk und Elektronik
    Champagne Smoke Full Body Neck Joint
  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper-Kopfplatte Vorderansicht
    Champagne Smoke Headstock Front View
  • Jazzie die Erste, Kopfplatte hinten
    Jazzy Die Erste Headstock Rear View
  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper Kratzer Platte
    Champagne Smoke Full Body Soundholes
  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper Vorderansicht
    Champagne Smoke Full Body Front View
  • Champagne Smoke Ganzkörper Rückansicht
    Champagne Smoke Full Body Rear View
  • Jazzie die Erste Schallloch
    Jazzy Die Erste Custom Soundholes
  • Jazzie die Erste, Kopfplatte Vorderansicht
    Jazzy Die Erste Headstock Front View
  • Jazzie die Erste Halsgelenk Vorderansicht
    Jazzy Die Erste Inlays and cutaway
  • Django Akustikmodell, Kopfplatte hinten
    Django Headstock Rear View
  • Django akustische Modell Endpin und schwimmende Brücke
    Django String Tail Piece
  • Django akustisches Modell Kopfplatte Vorderansicht
    Django Headstock Front View
  • Django akustisches Modell Halsgelenk
    Django Neck Joint Rear View
  • Django akustische Modell Karosserie Rückansicht
    Django Rear of Body Full View
  • Django akustische Modell Karosserie Vorderansicht
    Django Full Body Front View
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell Kopfplatte Rückansicht
    Champagne Smoke Thinline Headstock Rear View
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell Hals Gelenk Detail
    Champagne Smoke Thinline Rear of Neck Detail
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell Kopfplatte Vorderansicht
    Champagne Smoke Thinline-Headstock Front View
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell-Körper-Einlage
    Champagne Smoke Thinline-Rear of Body Inlays
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell Ganzkörper-Vorderansicht
    Champagne Smoke Thinline Full Body Front View
  • Champagne Smoke thinline Modell Körper Rückansicht
    Champagne Smoke Thinline-Rear View Full Body
  • Takemine-Body Repairs-Routing the New Soundhole-2
  • Top Bracing two
  • Top Bracing six
  • Michael Baether-New Body Struts
  • Top Bracing seven
  • Top Bracing four
  • Top Bracing eight
  • Top Bracing nine
  • Top Bracing ten
  • Top Bracing three
  • Top Bracing eleven
  • Blondie XII Client Initials Custom Inlay
  • Blondie XII Custom Inlays Neck Rear
  • Blondie XII Headstock Front View
  • Custom Inlays four
  • Blondie XII Custom Inlay to the Body Rear
  • Blondie VI Körper Vorderansicht
  • Blondie XII Body Rear
  • Custom Inlays eight
  • Custom Inlays nine
  • Custom Inlays ten
  • Custom Inlays eleven
  • Jazzie die Erste Ganzkörper-Rückansicht
    Jazzie Die Erste Body Rear
  • Jazzie die Erste Ganzkörper-Vorderansicht
    Jazzie Die Erste Body
  • The Living Sea model headstock rear view
    The Living Sea Headstock
  • The Living Sea model seahorse shaped soundhole
    The Living Sea Soundhole
  • The Living Sea model headstock front view
    The Living Sea Headstock Front
  • The Living Sea model bridge and floating tailpiece
    The Living Sea Bridge
  • The Living Sea model body rear view
    The Living Sea Body Rear
  • The Living Sea model body front view
    The Living Sea Body Front
  • White Lily Akustik, Kopfplatte hinten
    White Lily Headstock Rear
  • Weiße Lily Akustikbrücke
    White Lily Bridge
  • White Lily Akustik Brücke Kopfplatte Vorderansicht
    White Lily Headstock Front
  • White Lily Akustik Endpin und Inlays
    White Lily Endpin
  • White Lily akustische Ganzkörper-Rückansicht
    White Lily Body Rear
  • White Lily Akustik Ganzkörper Vorderansicht
    White Lily Body Front
  • Blondie VI, Kopfplatte hinten
    Blondie VI headstock rear view
  • Blondie VI model endpin and inlays
    Blondie VI Endpin
  • Blondie VI model headstock front view
    Blondie VI model headstock front view
  • Blondie VI model preamp
    Blondie VI Preamp
  • Blondie VI model full body rear view
    Blondie VI model full body rear view
  • Blondie VI model full body front view
    Blondie VI model, full body front view
  • Traveller Deluxe headstock rear view
    Traveller Deluxe Headstock
  • Traveller Deluxe model sides and inlay
    Traveller Deluxe Sides and Inlay
  • Traveller Deluxe model headstock front view
    Traveller Deluxe Headstock
  • Traveller Deluxe model soundhole
    Traveller Deluxe Soundhole
  • Traveller Deluxe model body rear view
    Traveller Deluxe Body Rear
  • Traveller Deluxe model body front view
    Traveller Deluxe Body
  • Traveller Slide Edition headstock rear view
    Traveller Slide Edition Headstock Rear
  • Traveller Slide Edition preamp and strap button
    Traveller Slide Edition Preamp
  • Traveller Slide Edition headstock front view
    Traveller Slide Edition Headstock
  • Traveller Slide Edition neck joint and sound hole
    Traveller Slide Neck Joint
  • Traveller Slide Edition body rear view
    Traveller Slide Edition Body Rear
  • Traveller Slide Edition body front view
    Traveller Slide Edition Body
  • Traveller Standard Edition headstock rear view
    Traveller Standard Headstock Rear
  • Traveller Standard Edition preamp
    Traveller Standard Edition Preamp
  • Traveller Standard Edition headstock front view
    Traveller Standard Headstock
  • Traveller Standard Edition neck joint
    Traveller Standard Edition Neck Joint
  • Traveller Standard Edition body rear view
    Traveller Standard Edition Body Rear
  • Traveller Standard Edition body front view
    Traveller Standard Body
  • Hohner TWP New neck binding
    Hohner TWP - Preparing New Neck Binding
  • Hohner TWP Western rear body sanding
    Hohner TWP Body Sanding
  • Hohner TWP Western new neck binding in clamps
    Hohner TWP Neck Binding in Clamps
  • Hohner TWP Western body sanding down the neck
    Hohner TWP Body Sanding Neck
  • Hohner TWP Western headstock binding repair
    Hohner TWP Headstock Binding Repair
  • Hohner TWP Western sanding down the body top
    Hohner TWP body sanding to the body top
  • Hohner TWP Western body preapred for re-spraying
    Hohner TWP Ready For Body Spraying
  • Hohner TWP Western newly prepared frets
    Hohner TWP New Frets
  • Hohner TWP Western, fully refinished body front view
    Hohner TWP Full Refinished Body
  • Hohner TWP Western rear body wood staining
    Hohner TWP Rear Body Colour Match Staining
  • Hohner TWP Western newly refinished bridge
    Hohner TWP New Bridge
  • Hohner TWP rear of body and preamp
    Hohner TWP Rear and Pre-amp
  • Michael Baether, body prepared for further coats of varnish
    Michael Baether, body prepared for further coats of varnish
  • Michael Baether, smoothing down the new varnish
    Michael Baether, smoothing down the new varnish
  • Michael Baether, newly refinished headstock rear view
    Michael Baether Rear of Headstock Fully Refinished
  • Michael Baether, newly refinished headstock
    Michael Baether, newly refinished headstock
  • Michael Baether, body fully refinished rear view
    Michael Baether Rear of Body Fully Refinished
  • Michael Baether, body fully refinished front view
    Michael Baether Fully Refinished Body
  • Takamine CP 132 CS applying new edge binding
    Takamine CP 132 CS applying new edge binding
  • Takamine CP 132 CS new top gluing in clamps
    Takamine New Top in Clamps
  • Takamine CP 132 CS body fully restored
    Takamine CP 132 CS fully restored
  • Takamine CP 132 CS body prepared for new varnish
    Takamine CP 132 CS ready for body respray and finish
  • Takamine CP 132 CS setting the bridge position
    Takamine CP 132 CS fixing the bridge position
  • Takamine CP 132 CS body re-finished
    Takamine CP 132 CS fully re-finished body
  • Takamine CP 132 CS new body bracing and struts
    Takemine CP 132 CS new body bracing
  • Takamine CP 132 CS removing old edge binding
    Takemine CP 132 CS removing the old binding
  • Takamine CP 132 CS shaping the new bracing
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs new body bracing and struts fitted
  • Takamine CP 132 CS original body open view
    Takemine CP 132 CS original body
  • Takamine CP 132 CS routing a new soundhole
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs routing the new soundhole
  • Takamine CP 132 CS date and signature stamp
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs signed authentication
  • Takamine CP 132 CS applying new edge binding
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs adding new inlays
  • Takamine CP 132 CS new top gluing in clamps
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs gluing new top in place
  • Takamine CP 132 CS fully restored
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs newly finished body Top
  • Takamine CP 132 CS ready for revarnishing
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs fully resprayed
  • Takamine CP 132 CS setting the bridge position
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs setting scale length
  • Takamine CP 132 CS fully refinished body
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs fully refinished
  • Bernd Dahringer collar post machining
    Bernd Dahringer collar post machining
  • Bernd Dahringer machining new sleeve and collars
    Bernd Dahringer new machinehead collar manufacturing
  • Bernd Dahringer new machinehead sleeve fitted and trimmed
    Bernd Dahringer new machinehead sleeve fitted and trimmed
  • Bernd Dahringer new machinehead collar manufacturing
    Bernd Dahringer machining new sleeve and collars
  • Bernd Dahringer new machinehead first fit
    Bernd Dahringer new machinehead first fit
  • Bernd Dahringer new machine head rear view sleeve
    Bernd Dahringer new machine head rear view sleeve
  • Blondie XII model client inlays and end pin
    Blondie XII PM Inintials inlays
  • Blondie XII model rear neck joint inaly
    Blondie XII rear neck inlay
  • Blondie XII model headstock rear view
    Blondie XII headstock rear
  • Blondie XII model rear body diamond inlay
    Blondie XII diamond inlay
  • Blondie XII model body front view
    Blondie XII full body front view
  • Blondie XII model body rear view
    Blondie XII full body rear view
  • UK-lele model headstock rear view
    UK-lele headstock rear view
  • UK-lele model string bridge
    UK-lele through string bridge
  • UK-lele model headstock front view
    UK-lele headstock front view
  • UK-lele model neck joint
    UK-lele shoulder and neck joint
  • UK-lele model body front view
    UK-lele body front view
  • UK-lele model body rear view
    UK-lele body rear view
  • Ukulel-E model headstock rear view
    Ukulel-E headstock rear view
  • Ukulel-E model electronics, pickup and controls
    Ukulel-E electronic, pickup and controls
  • Ukulel-E model headstock front view
    Ukulel-E headstock front view
  • Ukulel-E model bolt on neck joint
    Ukulel-E bolt on neck joint
  • Ukulel-E model body front view
    Ukulel-E body front view
  • Ukulel-E model rear view of body
    Ukulel-E rear view of body
  • Uku-meine model headstock rear view
    Uku-meine headstock rear view
  • Uku-meine model bridge and saddle detail
    Uku-meine through string bridge
  • Uku-meine model headstock front view
    Uku-meine headstock front view
  • Uku-meine model cutaway and shoulder
    Uku-meine top shoulder cutaway
  • Uku-meine model full body front view
    Uku-meine body front view
  • Uku-meine model full body rear view
    Uku-meine body rear view
  • B8 ukulele model body rear panel
    Example
  • Uwe-lele Ukulele Modell Kopfplatte Rückansicht
    Uwe-lele headstock Rear View
  • Uwe-lele Ukulele Modell Body Frontansicht für die Galerie
    Uwe-lele
  • Uwe-lele Uwe-lele, Ukulele Modell Brücke
    Uwe-lele Ukulele model Bridge and Strings
  • Uwe-lele, Ukulele Modell Kopfplatte Frontansicht
    Uwe-lele Ukulele model Headstock Front View
  • Uwe-lele, Ukulele Modell Initialeninlay Rückseite Body
    Uwe-lele Ukulele model Rear Body Initials Inlays
  • Uwe-lele Ukulele Modell Body Frontansicht
    Uwe-lele Ukulele model Body Front View
  • Uwe-lele Ukulele Modell Body Rückansicht
    Uwe-lele Ukulele model body rear view
  • B8 Ukulele Kopfplatte Rückansicht
    B8 Ukulele Headstock Rear View
  • B8 Ukulele Brücke
    B8 Ukulele Bridge
  • B8 Ukulele Frontansicht
    B8 Ukulele Front View
  • B8 Ukulele Kopfplatte Fronansicht
    B8 Ukulele Headstock Front View
  • B8 Ukulele Inlays Rückseite
    B8 Ukulele Back Panel Inlays
  • B8 Ukulele Body Rückansicht
    B8 Ukulele Body Rear View
  • Standard Ukulele Kopfplatte Rückansicht
    Stock Ukulele Headstock Rear View
  • Standard Ukulele Brücke
    Stock Ukulele Headstock Rear View
  • Standard Ukulele Body Frontansicht
    Stock Ukulele Body Front View
  • Standard Ukulele Kopfplatte Frontansicht
    Stock Ukulele Headstock Front View
  • Standard Ukulele Soundhole
    Stock Ukulele Soundhole
  • Standard Ukulele Body Rückansicht
    Stock Ukulele Body Rear View