New Handmade Cherry Ukulele from luthier Christopher Trietsch


Dec 5, 2021
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Long Island, NY
NEW Handmade Solid Cherry with Maple Binding Tenor Ukulele from luthier Christopher Trietsch

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This is a handmade CTrietsch Ukuleles tenor sized ukulele completed in 2020, and built on Long Island, New York. The luthier, Christopher Trietsch, is an avid ukulele player who writes, records, and performs original instrumental music on his own handmade ukuleles. All of his experience as a musician and recording artist informs his building so that he truly understands how to craft high quality ukuleles. In each build, he captures superior tone and depth of sound, building ukuleles that are a joy to play and hold in your hands.

This tenor ukulele is crafted from solid tone woods: aged Cherry for the soundboard, back, sides, and neck. The set of cherry used for this ukulele is special because it was locally sourced on the north shore of Long Island - recovered from storm downed trees. It was processed (quarter sawn), stickered, and aged in our shop for 25+ years before being selected and used for this ukulele. The wood therefore has a distinctly American Northeast (New England area) history, and this ukulele was born a New Yorker.

Cherry is an excellent tone wood, and this will become your go to ukulele for any style of playing: it is comfortable to hold and has a bright, responsive voice. The 12’ radius on the fingerboard and thin neck enhances player comfort - especially on those difficult to hold bar chords - and improves fretting accuracy resulting in a good, consistent tone while playing. The headstock is shaped in a “bell top” design and the maple binding along the body and fingerboard elegantly contrasts the deeper brown figuring of the cherry. This is an ukulele that you are NOT going to want to put down once you pick it up.


Ukulele Dimensions: Lower bout: 9 1/4”, Upper bout: 7” , Waist: 6” , Overall Length: 27 1/4” , Depth: 3” , Body Length: 11 3/4”
*Includes a tweed hard case with plush liner

  • Tenor size - 17" scale length
  • 14 frets to the body, 18 frets total
  • Abalone shell position markers and sound hole rosette
  • Rosewood family (bubinga) fingerboard
  • Handmade, Sycamore bridge
  • Solid Maple binding
  • Bound body and fingerboard
  • Solid Cherry tone wood body and neck
  • Locally sourced tone wood (American Northeast)
  • Domed top and back plates
  • Bell top headstock design
  • Headstock inlay TRIETSCH & SON scroll
  • Open back, Grover geared tuners - 14:1 ratio and white buttons
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Compensated Saddle for improved intonation
  • Thin, hand-rubbed gloss finish
  • Nickel Silver Frets
I am happy to answer any questions and send more pictures or sound samples to anyone interested. The price is $1,245 +shipping
I do have a handful of other tenors available, a longscale tenor, and am building baritones right now to add to my stock to sell. Thank you


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That looks great and has a crystal clear sound. I love the history of the wood
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