Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor w/Radius Fretboard & Side Port

Blackbird "Farallon" EKoa Tenor w/Radius Fretboard & Side Port

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This tenor from Joe and the team at Blackbird has a new feature, a large side sound port. It seems to make quite a bit more volume in a model that was already loud. Kalei points that out in the sound sample. Take a listen-

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, 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. 

This model also has the upgraded 12" radius fretboard and saddle upgrade. This adds comfort to chording and an extra smooth feel on the fretboard. It comes with light weight 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. 

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!

Reunion Blues gig bag & our final setup work included.

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
  • Side sound port
  • 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

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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