Barron River Yellow Cedar Tasmanian Blackwood Custom Super Concert

Barron River Yellow Cedar Tasmanian Blackwood Custom Super Concert

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Barron River ukuleles are made by Allen McFarlen in Cairns, Australia. This is a fantastic new instrument handmade by him. It's a concert-sized instrument with a tenor length scale. This gives it a classic uke tone with a tenor feel. It also features one of a kind hand artwork inlay using scrimshaw to etch these beautiful lilies on the headstock.

This superb uke features a Yellow Cedar top and Tasmanian Acacia sides and back. The ebony fretboard has a 12"-16" compound radius, very comfortable. The sound is super sweet and Kalei gives us a sample here. 

"Alaska Yellow Cedar, (AKA Alaska Cypress and Yellow Cypress), is very similar to Port Orford Cedar (Lawson Cypress) in many ways. It is very stable and stiff, has a soft velvety look and takes a beautiful finish. It is also one of the more resonant tonewoods, again similar to POC, but a bit warmer sound in the low end."

"Tasmanian blackwood is an acacia wood species that is sometimes compared to Hawaiian koa, another acacia species. Its tonal range is similar to both koa and mahogany, featuring a strong midrange focus that is dry, clear and warm, with a splash of top-end shimmer and richness comparable to Indian rosewood. The overall volume and projection are strong."

If you are looking for a truly great custom-built with one of a kind art work, then we highly recommend this new instrument from Alan McFarlen. It truly plays and sounds wonderful. 

Includes hard case and Humistat humidifier. Both are upgradable in the options.

Additional Information
  • Yellow Cedar soundboard
  • Tasmanian Blackwood body
  • Ebony binding, fretboard, bridge and headstock overlay
  • Peghed tuners
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Faux Ivory fretboard markers @ 5, 7, 10, 12
  • Faux Ivory scrimshaw inlays
  • 14 frets to body, 20 total
  • Gloss lacquer finish (lite-gloss)
  • String thru bridge
  • 17" scale length
  • 1.3/8" nut

This is ukulele comes with an ABS hard case

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your home. For more info refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. We recommend either the MiSi or the LR Baggs pickup for this ukulele.  

This qualifies for free shipping (USPS Express International or FedEX 2 day within the USA). Two days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below in our footer.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 


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