Preowned. A wonderful playing ukulele by master luthier Jorge Sandoval of Colonia Tovar, Venezuela.
Jorge Sandoval Biography
Located in Colonia Tovar, a town founded in 1843 by German immigrants in the beautiful mountains of the State of Aragüa, Venezuela – Jorge Sandoval received classes on the profession of lutherie in construction of popular local instruments and classical guitar at the Lutheria Academic Center belonging to the system of youth and children’s orchestras of Venezuela in 2001. In 2005, he established a private workshop where he handcrafted the Four Venezuelan (National Instrument of Venezuela) that is similar to the baritone ukulele but of larger scale, tuning, and body dimensions. He has since expanded his love of handcrafted instrument to include the ukulele. This has allowed him a new venue by which to share his passion of instrument making with the world. Jorge incorporates native woods of his region as well as any exotic forest woods that is accessible in the market in the construction of his work. Due to the attractive price point for a custom ukulele and the wonderful tone, his instruments have reached many parts of the world and have been very well appreciated for their craftsmanship and quality of tone they offer. All work is done entirely by hand and his designs are uniquely created – from the theme to the design and execution of the build.
Preowned. 2019. Jorge Sandoval is a master of luthier from Venezuela and is highly regarded for his work in handcrafting the Venezuelan instrument, Cuatro Venezulano.
This beautiful Jorge Sandoval tenor ukulele was handcrafted of Padauck wood back and sides with a German Spruce sound board. The neck was handcrafted of cedar wood, reducing the overall weight of the instrument, Ebony wood fretboard with Venezuelan Granadillo wood bridge. Rosette is of mother-of-pearl with a matching ocean themed mother-of-pearl inlay at the butt of the instrument in keeping with the theme. Satin style finish with Gotoh geared tuners. Satin style finish with a light sunburst.
The instrument has a hairline fracture on the soundboard toward the butt of the instrument. There are also scratches on the back of the headstock and sides and the instrument does show some play wear as well. The hairline is stable and doesn’t seem to impact the sound. This uke plays wonderfully with a nice tone. It’s light in weight and a very nice full sound. This ukulele is priced to sell and is a wonderful option to consider for your playing needs, especially if you’re more focused on the sound at a competitive price. ID#190046