Selmer/Maccaferri (Gypsy Jazz) Tenor Ukulele
Commissioned by Daniel Hernandez
The Timbers Selected......
Soundboard - Curly Sitka Spruce.
Back and Sides - African Blackwood
Body Bindings and Backstrip - Ebony
Neck - Queensland Maple
Fretboard, Bridge & Headstock - Ebony
A Gypsy Jazz Tenor Ukulele
Being built in the likeness of a Maccaferri Gypsy Jazz Guitar.
Body Shape with distinctive Maccaferri Cutaway
Petite Bouche... (‘0’ soundhole with traditional Rosette)
Canted/Bent Soundboard just below the Bridge
Maccaferri Ladder Bracing Design
3 piece Floating Moustache Bridge with Hand Made Brass Tailpiece
Longer Scale length (483mm, regular Tenor is 432mm)
14 frets to the body
Fretboard with Zero Fret and 26 Frets
Snake Head shaped Open Headstock
“African Blackwood … Strikingly different from other rosewoods in that it is flat black in color, and among the densest woods found on the planet, it is also one of the most expensive. The trees grow in isolated areas of the West African deserts and the trunks of these trees are twisted and small, yielding little Instrument-sized wood. African Blackwood can contribute to a rare and valuable Instrument with outstanding volume and power"