Electric Ukulele

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Description

This uke is an interpretation of the famous Martin uke profile. With a bolt-on neck and typical strings-through-plank design, this instrument is a versatile, manageable, and functional version of what is potentially one of the most frustrating appliances on earth: the ukulele.

Features
  • Neck

    Quarter-sawn flame maple neck, twin carbon fiber pinstripe zipper neck reinforcement

  • Fretboard

    Maple with plain small dot markers

  • Tuners

    Premium Gotoh uke tuners

  • Body

    Bound Basswood

  • Pickups

    Custom pickup designed by Specimen and wound by Lindy Fralin

  • Bridge

    Custom Specimen hardtail uke bridge

Specimen Custom Solidbody Electric Ukulele

Fret accuracy can be a problem on a scale length so short. While a violin’s pitch may be continuously “tempered” as it is played, a fretted ukulele can be its own worst enemy if frets are inaccurately placed and when proper string height at both ends of the scale isn’t optimal.

The rather straightforward, beautiful, and gut-bucket format of a Fender-style “string- through-design” faithfully applied to this small instrument makes the often elusive fine adjustments finally possible. The dream of the electric ukulele becomes a reality.

Incidentally, this instrument was commissioned by a Frenchman and I quite accidentally signed and serialized it on Bastille Day 2008. This design is so enchanting that I am proceeding with a “batch” of them; this is quite unusual for a Specimen model.

See a photo journal of this instrument during the building process.

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