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Tenor cigar box ukulele

ShonKy box cigar box tenor Ukelele SCBU007

Cigar box tenor guitar beautifully handcrafted in Somerset by ShonKy musical instruments

It's constructed from an upcycled vintage mahogany  Claro cigar box. which has been re-enforced and braced. The lid has been thinned too to maximise volume.

It has a hand carved reclaimed Sapele neck with an Afromosia fretboard. Attached to the body with a tenon joint.

It has 19 frets with easy access to the whole neck.

Fret markers are handmade brass and "ShonKinite" with Aluminium side dots.

The bridge is hand carved from Amaz wood.

Compensated Saddle and nut is hand carved corian.

Tuning machines are vintage style open geared.

It is fitted with a piezo pickup for amplifying or recording.

This Uke does suffer from body muffle which can be solved simply by using a small pad of quilted or thick material between your body and the back of the Uke. With said pad it has a lovely rounded sound and projects well. It also can be plugged in to an amp or recording device. The simple piezo disc pickup recreates the tone and warmth fantastically although in some PA situations an external pre-amp maybe required.  (Body muffle isn't an issue when amplified)

The action is very low without buzzing, intonation is excellent.  

It is strung with Aquila strings.

Comes with signed certificate of authenticity.


This Ukelele has now made a happy home with a new owner. Please contact me for similar.
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