View Full Version : Bocote/Redwood

02-11-2015, 05:55 AM
This is a concert sized Bocote back and sides with a Redwood top. Neck is Spanish cedar, persimmon fretboard, faux tortoise binding, fiddleback head plate, Gotoh UPTL tuners. I tried one of the Tusq saddles and just really didn't like it so I put a bone saddle back in.
I like the full sound this one has with a nice bit of sparkle too


Here is a video of me playing it rather poorly. I'm workin on it!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
02-11-2015, 06:24 AM

Whats the persimmon like to work with?? ive never used it.

02-11-2015, 06:54 AM
Looks pretty and as you say, has some sparkle: I'm not surprised that you are happy with it.

02-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Thanks gentlemen!
Beau, the persimmon was nothing special as far as working it. Sure is pretty and unusual. I think it would take quite a bit of filling as a body. I have a couple of sets stashed away and will get to them someday! Love your work Beau

02-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Nice work

02-11-2015, 12:38 PM
I really like the sound of that. I can see me buying something like this in the future...

02-11-2015, 04:39 PM
very nice what type of finish product did you use for this one?

for a redwood top, it is really bright. I thought most redwood would be warmer

02-12-2015, 04:30 AM
Tangi, the finish is Cardinal Gloss lacquer and probably my best finish to date. I was almost happy with it, LOL. In person the sound is pretty warm and full bodied. I was pretty happy as it was kind of an experiment. I changed up the bracing a little.