Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

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Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Allen » Sun May 20, 2018 11:15 am

This one featuring some of the nicest Australian Blackwood I've had the pleasure to use.

Body and bindings in Blackwood. Waverly machine heads. Gold EVO fret wire. K&K Aloha Twin pickup. Ebony fret board and peg head and a high gloss polyurethane finish.
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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by GregL » Sun May 20, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi Allen,

Stunning!
I love any curly timber, but especially curly blackwood! And you've done justice to that curly blackwood!
Is the bracing blackwood too?
May I ask where you got the timber?

Thanks,
GregL.

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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Allen » Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 pm

The back reinforcement is Blackwood, as are the bindings.

Curly Pete is your go to Blackwood man.
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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Mr K » Sun May 20, 2018 8:27 pm

Stunning. Beautifully crafted Allen.

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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Mark McLean » Mon May 21, 2018 5:15 am

Yep - that is sensational stuff, and beautifully used.

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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Gazm » Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 am

Your Poly paint expertise really pops our beautiful Australian timbers! Well done Allen!!
Intriguing nut & saddle colourings, is that natural bone??

Gaz

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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Allen » Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 am

Gazm wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 am
Your Poly paint expertise really pops our beautiful Australian timbers! Well done Allen!!
Intriguing nut & saddle colourings, is that natural bone??

Gaz
The nut and saddles are called Amber Bone. It's a vegetable dye infused cattle bone. Color goes all the way through and they seem to be much harder than regular bleached bone.
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Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Post by Fisherman » Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm

A masterpiece...

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