New – Artist Series. Custom Lone Tree ‘Hybrid’ Tenor Ukulele. Custom Lone Tree Ukuleles are handcrafted by master luthier Steve Doreen in Lake Cowichan, BC Canada. Luthier Steve Doreen, founder of Lone Tree Guitars & Ukuleles, lives and works in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island BC. With a focus on design innovation and great tone he builds a limited number of instruments per year but some of the most sought after full custom ukuleles out of Canada. Each piece is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, yielding both an aesthetically pleasing instrument with a wonderful sound.
Premium Cedar wood soundboard from a First Nations canoe carver on Vancouver Island. The back and sides are a beautiful set of South American Canarywood. Canarywood has a pronounced rosewood tonal characteristic to it with a strong, sustaining tap tone, like the better rosewoods, and it bends, cuts, sands, glues and machines like a dream. Canarywood is also characterized with a solid warm note core and paired with Cedar it has tremendous depth and warmth. Gorgeous Pau Ferro wood top and back binding with matching Pau Ferro wood bound fretboard for smooth play up the neck. African Mahogany wood asymmetrical neck design that comfortably sits in the palm of your hand adding more support for the wrist angle when playing. Radiused fretboard set at 14″ with fan frets for added relief on the wrist angle and ease of play in the higher positions on the neck. The zero fret is the parallel fret in keeping with the direction of the hands as it moves towards the body. Side position markers have been inlaid on the side of the fretboard for a top down perspective and quick reference. Macassar ebony fretboard, bridge, and Art Deco end graft design. Side sound port for monitor like experience. Beautiful matching Macassar Ebony wood and Canarywood rosette with Art Deco design for a subtle but elegant accent to the piece. Lone Tree logo inlaid from Maple wood on the headstock. Soft florentine cutaway design. Nitrocellulose high-gloss finish on the body with true oil finish on the neck for smooth play. Professional Shertler geared tuners for smooth and precise tuning.
This beautiful custom Lone Tree ‘hybrid’ tenor ukulele has a scale of 17.5 – 18 inches and can be tuned in traditional gCEA tuning but it is also very sweet in the Bb tuning of F Bb D G, which is one full step below the standard tenor tuning of gCEA. The recordings below showcase the instrument in both F Bb D G tuning as well as gCEA tuning toward the end of the video. The wonderful thing about the F Bb D G tuning is that you have the benefit of a nice mellow sound traditionally offered by a baritone ukulele without the floppiness of the strings. The result, a hybrid tenor ukulele that is easy to play with a wonderful warm and mellow tone. Excellent sustain and projection, this instrument is a true joy to play. Tremendous sustain with warm, rich and complex tones. ID#220014