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Thread: New Pernambuco Tenor from Ono

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    Default New Pernambuco Tenor from Ono

    Pernambuco is among the rarest of tone woods and its tonal qualities are often compared favorably with the most sought-after rosewoods. It is also prized for the beauty of its grain and unique color.

    This tenor has a standard 17” scale and 14 frets to the body. The top is Adirondack spruce with mild bearclaw figure. The body is finished with glossy lacquer. The neck is Honduran mahogany chosen to match the color of the body and finished with epoxy rubbed to a satin sheen, which I find to be both easily playable and durable. The fret board is radiused and fitted with gold EVO frets to match the gold Gotoh tuners. Thuya burl was chosen for the rosette to complement the color of the back and sides.

    Strung low G with TI basses and Savarez trebles, the tone is as advertised for pernambuco:

    "Pernambuco is the equal of BRW tonally, although it is different. It tends to be more balanced: less "glassy" in the trebles, and has a little less tendency to boom in the bass. Overall just a beautiful, balanced, articulate tone, vibrant in all registers." (http://tonewooddatasource.weebly.com...tails-n-q.html)








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    Lovely. I had only known of pernambuco as a wood used for bows for orchestral strings.

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    Wow! Now that’s pretty.

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    Very Nice!!

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    Beautiful work
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    Dadburn, that sure is pretty David! Well done!!!
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    Ohhh, that's beautiful! Someone is going to have an amazing ukulele when they buy that.

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    Wow!!! Another stunner David!!! So tastefully designed and executed. And great string choices. It has to sound fabulous!!!
    Last edited by Spicysteve; 11-30-2018 at 07:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Lovely. I had only known of pernambuco as a wood used for bows for orchestral strings.
    Yes, it's the preferred wood for bows and isn't easy to get even in the narrower sizes.

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    I am guessing this is sold :-)
    Amazing work!

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