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.