This is a custom 18" scale tenor from Ono. Ono ukuleles are made in Ashland, Oregon by David Ingalls. He has been making these Ono ukes since 2010 and had previously been involved in boat making and a "serious hobbyist" machinist. We first found Ono ukes a few years back and were impressed with the sound and build quality. Since then they've just gotten better and better. This is an 18" scale (one inch longer) tenor and when Corey first played it he said "This is the best Ono yet!". Of course we didn't have others to actually compare but this is a fantastic sounding tenor. Corey and Noah gave it a sample.
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This ukulele features a really tight quarter sawn Carpathian spruce top, a European spruce with tonal characteristics of Adirondack spruce or red spruce with wonderful articulation and projection. It does have that creamy white calssy Euro spruce look with a fat abalone rosette that really sets it off. The quilted maple used for the sides and back is stunning in dimension and accented with curly koa bindings. Protected with a beautiful waterborne lacquer gloss finish on the body and satin for the neck.
The gloss finish is one of the upgrades on this uke, and shows David's clean, professional work. Other upgrades include a 16" radius fretboard, and an extended scale length of 18". Tenor is 17" in scale. Many tenor long necks are 19". So this sits right between for a touch more clarity, sustain, and roominess on the fretboard.
This comes standard with Ono's cantilevered fingerboard and has the upgraded bindings and end graft as well as ebony appointments. David also uses a carbon fiber bridge plate and neck reinforcement. These are the Gotoh 4:1 gear ratio tuners. They've become a favorite of our for their look, light weight, and smooth precision in tuning and holding pitch.
We are including the Oahu ABS hard case which fits this uke perfectly! It also includes the Herco humidifier that is upgrade-able in the options on this page.