Although Carob wood is not considered “exotic”, it sure is beautiful! The grain and shades for red, pink and cream, paired well with another uncommon wood, bloodwood. This is an “Elite” build and was made concurrently with another “Elite” build, The Gilman Model Ukulele.
Enhanced design changes like a mortise and tenon neck connection for better sound conductivity between the neck and the body, a radiused fretboard, “reversed headstock” that was narrower at the top to attend to the string stress caused by the angle the strings made at the back of the nut, are also included in this build. I also put in a bloodwood cut-away for easy access to the high note frets.
Yes, now you mad picking players can reach the high notes easier as you jump off your amp to wow the crowds. The top is made of a beautiful piece of Alaskan yellow cedar. Tight grained and stable and puts out a wonderful sound. Others will be “Seeing Red” when you play this fantastic instrument!
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
|Body Type:||Figure Eight|
|Type of Build:||Elite|
|Top:||Alaskan Yellow Cedar|
Cut Away: Bloodwood
Binding: Bloodwood with Black Pinline
Rosette: Custom Black and White Chevron with Bloodwood