Manley Custom Steel 8 String Tenor

Manley Custom Steel 8 String Tenor

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In his workshop in Didsbury, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada, Jake Peters designs and builds exquisite hand-crafted stringed instruments. These instruments are one of a kind with extreme attention to detail. Dedication to his craft and extensive knowledge are reflected in the artistry of his custom, hand-made instruments. Jake normally only builds on commission but decided to make a few for us to share with you here.

This one features the beautiful bear claw spruce top and spalted maple sides and back bound in koa. The neck is also maple with a Hawaiian pheasant wood center strip. It's 8 doubled string G C E A, just like normal uke. What you get a totally unique tone we think you'll love. 

It's finished in a beautiful nitrocellulose finish. Take a listen to this interview and demo with the builder, Jake Peters. 

Jake's luthier training started early - watching his mom and uncle repair acoustic instruments. In his teen years, he began learning the art of inlay. He later worked with Jean Larrivee cutting mother of pearl and abalone. Jake enrolled in the luthier course offered by Dave Freemen of Timeless Instruments in 1985. An intense 7-week course taught by a world-class luthier. Since then he's been making custom instruments and we are so glad he found the ukulele. This is a fantastic and very unique tenor and we think you'll be inspired to make new beautiful music with it. 

Pictures and video show the exact instrument now available! Includes Oahu Fiberglass Hardshell Case and Oasis Humidifier.

Additional Information
  • Bear Claw Spruce top, back, and sides
  • Spalted maple back and sides
  • Koa binding and faceplate
  • Ebony bridge & fretboard
  • Steel String Construction
  • Abalone Rosette
  • Mahogany neck w pheasant wood strip
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Oahu Fiberglass Case
  • 17" scale tenor
  • 1.5" nut width 2" at 12th
  • Wider medium thickness neck
  • Spanish Heel
  • 14 fret to body design
  • Nitrocellulose Gloss finish

Comes with hardcase and upgraded humidifier.

* For more info, refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hardcase for a humidifier to properly work and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

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.

* 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.

* Free Shipping-  US will receive free FedEx 2-day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. For international orders, we include DHL. Before it is shipped, your instrument will go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below Helpful Links at the bottom of the page.


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