Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor Gloss Sunburst w/ Misi Pickup

Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor Gloss Sunburst w/ Misi Pickup

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This is from a small exclusive run of Blackbird Tenors with a lacquer high gloss finish. The Farallon is one of the finest tenors in sound and feel, but never before have they looked so beautiful with this professional glassy finish over a vintage sunburst. This model also includes the Misi active pickup which has a unique rechargeable preamp. This gives you excellent amplification for live or recording purposes. 

Pictures show the exact ukulele available here. Video shows same model. Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening.

If you would like a tenor size ukulele with a deep, rich tone, plenty of volume and great playability, this Farallon is a great choice! Joe and the Blackbird team there in San Fransisco have designed the first plant fiber based composite stringed instruments. It's a much more renewable resource and offers better durability than wood in various humidities. Most prominently, it has amazing tone. Blackbird calls this proprietary material Ekoa and says this regarding the 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 biobased resins have a beautiful designer material quality, with distinct performance advantages over other composites. 

Comes with light weight planetary tuners from Gotoh that look like traditional friction keys but are geared with a 4:1 ratio. Also includes Blackbird Reunion Blues gig bag & our final setup.

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

Additional Information
  • Construction    Ekoa® natural linen composite
  • Top    Ekoa® bi-directional double top
  • Gloss lacquer sunburst finish
  • Fretboard Width at 12 Fret    1.75 in (44.45 mm)
  • Fretboard Width at Nut    1.4 in (35.51mm)
  • Neck material    Ekoa® natural linen composite
  • Side Markers    5, 7, 10, &12 (side dots only)
  • Bridge Material    Micarta
  • Neck Shape    C Shape
  • Neck Reinforcement    Static truss Rod
  • Bridge String Spacing    1.5 in (38.1 mm)
  • Saddle    Micarta
  • Nut Material    Graphtech
  • Fretboard -No Radius - Material    Micarta
  • Tuning Machines    Gotoh UPT
  • Headstock    Ekoa® Natural linen
  • Headplate    Ekoa® bi-directional
  • Recommended Strings    Oasis Warm
  • Case    Ballistic Nylon Gig Bag
  • Electronics  Mi-Si Rechargeable Pickup
  • Scale Length    17 in (431.8 mm)
  • Fretwire    Medium
  • Finish    Satin
  • Dimensions    26.5 in x 9.35 in x 3.25 in
  • Weight    1.3 lbs (0.5 Kilos)
  • Number of Frets Clear    14
  • Number of Frets Total    19

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.

This includes the deluxe Reunion Blues gig bag.

This instrument does not require a dehumidifier like other high end ukes.

* 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”).  

* 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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