Build Your Custom Resonator Ukulele
- Fretboard &
- Final Details
Mahogany neck/Ebony fretboard & bridgetie block
The traditional choice for necks is Mahogany, which we have used since we began.
Our standard fretboard has been Ebony. It has been the proven choice for fretboards due to its density (stiffness), durability (resistance to wear) and color (the near black color doesn't show marks).
Our standard bridge has been Rosewood or Ebony (we are now just using Ebony). They are the proven choice for bridges due to their density.
|Cascade Series Bundle
PO Cedar neck/Maple fretboard & bridgetie block
We are now offering (no additional cost) a Port Orford Cedar (POC) neck, also reinforced with a carbon fiber rod. It is also lighter weight, and it is a softer wood that can be scarred more easily.
Bird's Eye Maple is our alternative offering for fretboards. It is quite dense and durable, and has been used successfully on many of Fender's electric guitars for years.
Maple is the bridge we use in our Cascade Series bundle. It is quite dense and we believe will perform very well as a bridge.
Leopardwood & Maple (our standard)
Ebony & Maple (high contrast)
Leopardwood & Cherry (low contrast)
Walnut & Maple
Solid wood to match body rim ($50)
Custom Signature Headplate
Machine Tuners w/Amber Buttons
Machine Tuners w/Black Buttons
Peghed Geared Tuners ($100)($150)
Slotted Headstock w/Schertler Tuners ($250)
Peghed Geared Tuners standard for this model.
This is our premium finish (despite the fact that it is less expensive than the gloss finish). It offers superior acoustics and playability.
This finish is so thin and light that it has very little acoustic impact. And, it's silky smoothness yields a very fast-playing neck.
In terms of durabilty, it is a bit of a mixed bag. The oil finish is susceptible to scratches & marks, but, it is easily repaired by the owner and requires no special tools.
After hand sanding to 600 grit, we apply 4 hand-rubbed coats of Tru-Oil sanding with 0000 steel wool in between each coat. We then apply lemon oil to the instrument.
We sell a maintenance package that consist of a microfiber cleaning cloth and a small bottle of lemon oil.
High Gloss (+$400)
Some people like the look of a high-gloss finish. If you're of that mind, then this is your finish.
Schatten Biscuit Bridge ($150)
No pickup - endpin included
Resonator instruments are notoriously difficult to amplify--not only because of the acoustic properties, but also because of the space and access limitations. The Schatten Biscuit Bridge Resonator pickup, made in Canada, is warm and balanced. It is specifically designed for a biscuit bridge resonator instrument. It is a passive pickup, which is lightweight with no on-board electronics.
We use Worth brand fluorocarbon strings.
Please indicate your preferred 4th string:
High G (re-entrant)
Lap Steels are strung with a custom set of D'Addario steel strings.
Please indicate your preferred tuning:
Cascade Series Special Option
Congratulations! Your current configuration includes all Cascade Series woods.
The following option is also available:
Add inlay at 5th fret (+$100)
Please choose the shipping method that applies:
US & Canada (UPS ground, $40)
Overseas (UPS Worldwide Expedited, $110)
Pickup in person (no charge)
Notes & Questions
You will have the opportunity to add notes & questions when you submit your configuration request.
Denotes Cascade Series Woods
Click "Continue" to review your configuration.