View Full Version : 6 String Tenor Picture Set

03-25-2017, 07:38 PM
Another commission complete. Curly Australian Blackwood with an old growth Western Red Cedar soundboard. Gidgee fret board and head plate veneers. Blackwood bindings and bridge. Gotoh UPT machine heads and a satin gloss finish.


03-25-2017, 07:39 PM

03-25-2017, 08:41 PM
So sweet looking as per usual. I'm loving the natural skunk strip up the back. And the binding job? Frigging flawless as far as I can see. Nice... I've always admired the shape of your ukes Allen and you can ignore this question if it gets close to a trade secret, but what is the radius on your tail end? It is a pretty tight curve and I'm guessing 10 inches? Whatever. Very harmonious with the rest of the instrument.

03-25-2017, 11:19 PM
Do you mean what's the lower bout? This body shape is a scaled down plan of a guitar I designed about 12 years ago now. Only built 1/2 dozen of them but did love the shape.

If that's the case, while I didn't design any particular radius in it, the lower bout is 9 1/2 inches at it's widest, and that only came about by trying to figure out how large I could go and still fit cases that I can purchase in Australia.

03-26-2017, 12:20 AM
Ooooh, the way the little black heel decoration point to the skunk strip is soooo lovely...

03-26-2017, 02:32 AM
Awesome as always. I love what must be it's "Australian Character"...hard to describe, but you know it when you see it.

03-26-2017, 02:47 AM
It's gorgeous!

03-26-2017, 06:21 AM
Very nice. Terrific fit & finish. I notice string thru instead of you usual bridge pins. Is that now an option on your four strin ukulele builds. I've been wanting to try the string thru on a Uke. As usual exception looking. Bet is sounds nice. Also, really like the black would back & sides.

03-26-2017, 11:26 AM
I've always used string through bridges on student built instruments, and on some of my multi course instruments. No room to put pins on those paired strings. I do like the look of them, and was thinking that I might switch over to them on all of my ukes.

Ken Franklin
03-26-2017, 09:51 PM
Love the subtle contrast on this one Allen. Another beauty.

03-28-2017, 07:16 AM
was thinking that I might switch over to them on all of my ukes
No. They both look really nice. You could do a string through bridge as standard with bridge pins as a $XX upgrade.

03-28-2017, 08:06 AM
Having one of your tenors with a pin bridge, I feel something would be amiss without the pins. They add to the look. They are also the nicest pins I have seen (easy to remove, yet firmly sitting in the holes).