This unique and beautiful tenor ukulele was made by Washington state luthier Zac Steimle. For over 10 years now Zac has been honing his skills as an ukulele maker and this is an amazing instrument with both an attractive and creative design as well as professional level of craftsmanship. We are proud to show you this ukulele with some interesting features we really love.
This instrument is based on the first ukuleles that were made with a one peice koa top and back and real rope binding. It also has a classic vintage uke tone that we really love. One modern feature we like is the scalloped fretboard. This makes it super smooth to slide around the fretboard and really easy to play. Take a listen to a raw sound sample from Kalei Gamiao.
The fretboard is like no other ukulele fretboard we have seen. The frets are ground down to the curly koa fretboard. That's right, Zac scallops the fretboard and it's such an excellent job I actually had to ask him if he used any computer aid with that. He said no that all of his work is by hand.
"It took me almost two days to do my first scalloped fretboard, but I've gotten a lot better at it and quicker."
He noted that most people don't even notice it until they look closer and then they realize, that's why it felt so smooth. Sliding up and down the fretboard is a much smoother experience, that's for sure.
Pics and video show the one and only available now to you (if it says "In Stock").
Here's a recent interview we did with Zac when he came over. This is the last featured ukulele.
This is a very special custom tenor and includes hard wooden case and Oasis humidifier.