JI045 – Maple/Walnut Double Cut Tenor
JI045 is a stunner. Several years ago I found a highly figured big leaf maple board at my favorite local sawmill. I had been hanging on to it, waiting for the right project for quite some time, until I finally decided to mill it up into sets. After building JI042 I knew that I wanted to build another high contrast uke with bold patterns. Once I traced the template onto the maple and paired it with a walnut back it was on!
It was clear from the start that this was going to be a special uke, so I decided to pull out all the stops. A 22 fret W. African Ebony fretboard that is absolutely stunning paired with a walnut headstock overlay with an inlayed pearl Joyner logo and maple neck completes the wood bill. Mike at warp core wound a screaming set of “Joyner Microbucker” Ukulele pickups for this uke and do they ever give you a variety of sounds. I wired it up with a twist. Or more precisely a pull. Pull the tone knob out and the humbucking pickups get coil tapped, giving you a single coil sound close to our soapbar pickups.
This uke is extremely versatile. It will push an amp into overdrive harder than any of our other models, but cleans up really beautifully too. It you want a uke that has a story, good looks and killer sound look no further. This is the one.
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