Key Wester Electric Ukulele

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Description

This uke was created for a fellow in Key West, Florida. It was ordered as a miniature cross between a Les Paul Custom and a DeAngelico New Yorker.

Features
  • Neck

    Bolt-on three-piece maple

  • Scale Length

    13-7/8"

  • Truss Rod

    Twin carbon fiber reinforcement

  • Fretboard

    Ebony with trapezoidal block markers

  • Body

    Basswood with a black nitro-cellulose finish and white binding on front and back

  • Pickups

    Custom made Specimen ukulele pickup

  • Controls

    Volume

  • Bridge

    Custom made flat plate Specimen ukulele bridge

  • Other features

    Premium Gotoh Uke tuners, Ebony veneer on headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay

Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele

The pickup is custom wound by Lindy Fralin on a four polepiece Specimen bobbin. The neck plate is custom made out of brass and chrome plated. The bridge is made of aluminum for lighter weight and chrome plated. The neck is three peice flamed maple with twin carbon fiber lamination for strength. This allows a neck profile to be as slim as a typical uke, but also stable and strong when strung with steel strings. If you want extreme results you have to go to extreme lengths.

This instrument is fitted with Gotohs which are excellent ukelele tuning machines.

All of this fits in a uke case, it’s a tight little package.

See a photo journal of this uke created during its building process.

Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele
Specimen Custom Electric Ukulele