LFDM Canadian Western Red Cedar Top Cocobolo Custom Tenor (Amigo 86)

LFDM Canadian Western Red Cedar Top Cocobolo Custom Tenor (Amigo 86)

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Pictures and video show the exact instrument available here. Amigo #86!

Just in! Every year we get a small batch of customs from Luis Feu de Mesquita, a master luthier in Ontario, Canada, and they are always very musical.

This stunning tenor just arrived. Take a listen as Corey reviews and samples this new custom. So powerful and rich in harmonic overtones! We give LFDM our highest recommendations.

The design of this tenor is unique to Luis with the Maccaferri or gypsy jazz guitar body shape, and tapered headstock, but with a round soundhole and a beautiful arm bevel for extra comfort.  

The bracing (inside the body) is what you call "lattice". This is a modern classical bracing known for its strong projection. The voice is both strong and sweet with extremely warm tone and excellent resonance across all frequencies.

This instrument has beautiful tonewoods including a lovely western red cedar top accented with a very unique and pretty wood called Sumac for the rosette, faceplate and end graft. The sides and back are a gorgeous cocobolo.

Ebony wood binding frames off the instrument and it's protected with a gloss finish. Luis uses a more environmentally friendly water-based finish and it's not as cosmetically perfect as some of the custom nitro finishes, or not quite as pristine under the microscope, but it's a great protective finish and shows off the wood wonderfully. And as you can hear, it does not inhibit the phenomenal tone this tenor has. 

The is a special instrument with a wonderful feel, look, and tone. Includes Oahu hard case and Humistat humidifier, upgradable in the options on this page.

This is one of 6 LFDM we just received for 2020. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this awesome instrument.

Additional Information
  • Top: Canadian Western Red Cedar
  • Body: Cocobolo
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Rosette: Sumac
  • Faceplate: Sumac
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & saddle: Bone
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Strings: Ko'olau Aho Fluorocarbon Smoothwound low G TI Flatwound 3
  • Finish: Water Based Gloss


  • 17" scale
  • 35mm nut

This ukulele comes with an Oahu hard case.

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.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Humistat Model 1 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18). This is suggested if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care page

Brand LFDM

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