Build Your Custom Six-String Classic Ukulele
- Size &
- Bindings &
Neck & Bridge
- 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.
No pickup - endpin included
K&K Twin Spot passive ($150)
This pickup does an excellent job of representing the acoustics of the instrument. In addition, it has no on-board electronics so it is lightweight and very durable. The transducers are two discs that mount inside the body under the bridge plate.
|MiSi ($200)||MiSi w/Volume Control ($250)|
The MiSi is an active pickup that utilizes a proprietary charging technology that obviates the need for an on-board battery. They come with a small wall-charger which provides for 8-hours of playing time with a 60-second recharge time. The transducer is an L.R. Baggs under-saddle piezo-electric pickup.
This is an active pickup, using a small "coin" battery to power it. The transducer is an under-saddle piezo-electric, and the pickup comes with a volume control wheel which mounts just inside the soundwell. Because it has a battery, it is slightly heavier than the MiSi pickup.
Our preferred pickup is the K&K Twin Spot ($150). It does a great job of accurately representing the acoustics of the instrument. In addition, it is lightweight with no on-board electronics to worry about. We currently offer 5 pickup choices. They all vary in terms of:
active vs. passive -- passive pickups are lighter & have no on-board electronics; active pickups have the option of on-board volume control
transducer -- the 'transducer' is the part of the pickup that converts sound or movement into an electrical signal
on-board volume -- some pickups offer a small volume wheel that mounts inside the soundhole
size/weight -- active pickups are heavier, and adding volume control also adds weight
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
Your Six-String Classic
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