Carbon-fiber- is extremely strong and light weight. It's very expensive. It's extremely durable. And recently it has been discovered for it's acoustic abilities.
Blackbird has for many years been developing this to be the optimal acoustic instrument. The effort for great tone they strive towards is truly being realized.
Why not wood?
First off let's talk about the obvious advantages. Unlike other high quality ukuleles, this tenor can move from various climates and conditions with no worries of cracking due to dryness or other environmental issues . This one piece carbon fiber body and neck, retains the true acoustic qualities you need with a material tough enough to go camping with, or take on vacation. Or take to the party....
This model is the first all Carbon Fiber ukulele. Right now it's only made at a Boutique production level, so don't hesitate to add this road ready tenor to your collection!
On tour from Hawaii, the Ukulele first gained widespread recognition among stateside music fans at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo in San Francisco. Down-the-road and nearly a century later Blackbird Guitars is giving the Ukulele a 2010 reinvention with their proprietary hollow-neck, all-carbon fiber construction. This exceptionally loud and tonally rich instrument is as responsive as it is resilient and will inspire ukulele players to bring their music places no nice wood instrument should ever go—like the beach. The Blackbird Ukulele sets a new bar for a compact, lightweight, and tonally-satisfying travel instrument that is durable and immune to the humidity problems that impact its wooden counterparts.
This uke sounds great with a regular high G. We would be glad to set it up that way for you at no extra charge. Just make a note in the special instructions at the bottom of the page. Otherwise this ukulele comes setup with a Low G.