View Full Version : African Blackwood custom uke

08-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Having a custom tenor made with African Blackwood back and sides and Sinker Redwood top. Has anyone heard a uke made with AB before and if so what did it sound like?

Dan Uke
08-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Sounds very expensive. Ask Rick


Here's a thread for a Kerry Char


hawaii 50
08-02-2014, 07:36 AM
I am having a African Blackwood tenor built in 2016 by Rollo Scheurenbrand from Kailua Hi(I hope...:) )

I had bought the ABW from Hibdon Hardwoods and like the deep black color and straight tight grain....

it is a very dense hard wood(like Brazilian Rosewood)...I am going with a Redwood top or whatever Rollo suggest maybe Cedar...
I am trusting the builder as I have never played a ABW uke....but the wood is very different from what I have now....all my ukes have a different wood combo and each one sounds different tonewise..

who is building your uke? as I think the builder more important than wood choices...etc

08-02-2014, 11:47 AM
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08-16-2014, 09:29 PM
It's being built by Rick Claffey in Scotland