Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor (Side Port- Top Dots #3105)

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Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor (Side Port- Top Dots #3105)

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New Farallon Tenor Package w/ Upgrades - Side Sound Port & Aluminum Fretboard Dots

If you would like a tenor size ukulele with a deep, rich tone, plenty of volume and great playability, check out this brand new model from San Fransisco 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 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.

It comes with lightweight planetary tuners from Gotoh that look like traditional friction keys but are geared with a 4:1 ratio. They come with a low G unless you make a note in the special instructions for high G. Below is a video with both low and high G. It also has a side sound port giving extra "openness" to the tone and increases the volume to the player.

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.

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!

Super deluxe Reunion Blues gig bag & our final setup work is included.

Here is a video of us touring the Blackbird factory a few years back when they first released this model.

Additional Information

Construction    Ekoa® natural linen composite
Top    Ekoa® bi-directional double top
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 - 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    Optional 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


This includes the deluxe Reunion Blues gig bag.

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

* Under the options here you can also customize this instrument by adding a MiSi or LR Baggs pickup for plugging in.

* 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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