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Custom Wolverton Tenor Ukulele


Preowned. Excellent condition. Beautiful Custom Wolverton ‘La Tarde es Caramelo’ Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by Jason Wolverton of Berkley, California, USA. This beautiful tenor ukulele is a remarkable playing and sounding ukulele. Great clarity, projection, and note separation with excellent playability.

Luthier Background

In 2003 and 2005 Jason Wolverton studied Spanish guitar construction with Jose Romanillos in Siguenza, Spain. It was a great privilege for him not only to learn from such a master, but also to meet such a truly warm person who also happens to be one of the world’s greatest guitar makers. It was Jason’s goal as a luthier to capture the sweet, singing sound of the traditional Spanish guitar and in his opinion, this was the sound of a Torres and Romanillos.

Jason’s experience studying with Romanillos has not only shaped his ideas about the sound of the classical guitar, but also his ideas of visual aesthetics. To behold an instrument of Romanillos is an incredible experience. From a purely visual standpoint, a Romanillos is a remarkable piece of art. Harmony and balance between wood, marquetry, and form; tasteful decoration that augments the natural beauty of the woods used. These elements are all very important to him as a luthier and from this position he undertook his craft at building and has come to be highly respected as a luthier of some of the finest guitars and ukuleles available on the market.

This beautifully handcrafted custom Wolverton Tenor Ukulele was handcrafted with the utmost in materials with comfort, tone, and playability in mind. Handcrafted of the highly coveted Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a Western Red Cedar soundboard. Arched braceless back with carbon fiber core for added structural integrity and greater resonance. Abalone purfling on the top and back with a recessed panel slotted headstock design, upgrade to Rubner tuners with snakewood buttons, a flamed Mahogany wood neck, Ebony wood fingerboard, and a figured Walnut armrest and pick guard. Premium materials and a great sound.

The instrument also boasts a very intricate rosette of shell and wood marquetry work that is absolutely stunning in design and execution. Abalone shell inlay position markers on 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 and 17 for quick reference. Meticulously applied French Polish finish as well.

The instrument has a nice attack with balanced lows and mid-range and crisp highs as well. Excellent projection, sustain, and clarity. I can see why this instrument is regarded as a phenomenal playing ukulele. Highly recommended for both the recreational player or the seasoned musician. ID:#190005

Price: SOLD

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