(C.2018). Preowned. Custom Barron River 6-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by Allen McFarlen of Cairns, Australia. An incredible piece from one of Australia’s most foremost luthiers of custom ukuleles.
Allen McFarlen handcrafts only a limited number of instruments and these instruments are rather difficult to come by, even in Australia. This Custom Barron River Tenor Ukulele comes complete with several upgrades in woods; premium Ambrosia Maple wood back and sides with a 3000 year old Sitka spruce soundboard. Gabon Ebony wood headstock top and back veneer with ‘Barron River’ logo inlay. Offset style position markers inlaid on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17 with a 12 fret joint to the body and 19 overall frets to the sound hole. Radius fingerboard for added comfort in the higher positions on the neck. Curly Jarrah wood fretboard and Honduran Rosewood bridge with Ambrosia Maple veneer. Brazilian Mahogany wood neck. Matching curly Jarrah wood top and back binding for aesthetic appeal. Ambrosia Maple wood and gold mother-of-pearl rosette inlay. Finished with a beautiful polyurethane finish. Upgrade to premium Stealth tuners for smooth and precise tuning with a slotted headstock design.
One of the best sounding 6-string ukuleles to arrive to our inventory. This beauty boasts a body design that is slightly smaller than typical body design for a tenor ukulele yet all the projection and sustain expected from a tenor ukulele. In addition, note that the the ‘G’ string is doubled up in octaves (low g and high G or ‘gG’) and the ‘A’ string are tuned in parallel (AA). This is quite different from the traditional set up of a 6-string, which is usually doubled first (AA) and (cC) tuned in octaves. This arrangement provides the custom Barron River 6-string tenor ukulele a wonderful depth and personality that is unique all to its own. A truly wonderful and well thought out full custom build with great tonal qualities. Perfect balance, crisp highs and deep lows and perfect intonation as well. A highly sought after custom ukulele that is very light in weight with a great sound. ID:#190013