Blackbird "Clara" Concert (2985 Radius Fretboard)

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Blackbird "Clara" Concert (2985 Radius Fretboard)

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New 2019 Clara w Radius!

Pictures show the exact ukulele available here. Video shows same model.

We are excited to be the first to show you this new Clara with a radius fretboard. The radius give a slight curve to the fretboard making it easier for many to play, especially with barre chords up the neck. Claras come with nice low action and have always been easy to play, but this upgrade just makes it that much more comfortable! This ukulele is a joy to play!

If you would like a concert size ukulele with a deep, rich tone, and plenty of volume, check out this brand new model from San Francisco company Blackbird. It's the first ukulele made with a plant fiber based composite and it offers exceptionable durability for various environments while also giving an amazing tone. Blackbird calls this material Ekoa and says this regarding this new material:

Ekoa is made up of fiber reinforcement fabric in resin matrix, but one that is worker and planet-friendly. The plant-based fabrics and bio-based resins have a beautiful designer material quality, which does not always require finishing along with distinct performance advantages over other composites. Ekoa is suitable for numerous other applications from sports equipment to furniture, but the Clara ukulele, is its debut application.

This model has the planetary tuners from Gotoh that look like traditional friction keys but are geared with a 4:1 ratio. Here is an example of the new Clara in a Low G and High G. They come with a low G unless you make a note in the special instructions for High G.

Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening.

Right now this incredible new concert is only made at a boutique production level, so don't hesitate to add this road ready ukulele to your collection!


This original Clara was featured here at TheUkuleleReview.

Additional Information

* Fretboard width at nut: 1.4" (35.51mm)
* Fretboard width at 12th fret: 1.75"
* Fretboard position markers: 5, 7, 10, & 12 (side dots only)
* Bridge material: Richlite
* Bridge string spacing:1.6"
* Saddle: Graphtech
* Tuning machines: Gotoh UPT
* Recommending turning: Low g (default) or high g, users preference
* Case: Ballistic nylon gig bag 
* Finish: Natural matte
* Dimensions: 24" x 7.75" x 3"
* Weight:1.2 Lb

Custom upgrade - radius fretboard!


This includes the deluxe gig bag.

Unlike other high-end ukes, the Clara does not require a dehumidifier.

* Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything (e.g., “Please setup high G”).  

* Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding a Mi-Si pickup for plugging in.

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


Brand Blackbird

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