Custom Wolverton Tenor Ukulele


New. Beautiful Custom Wolverton Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by Jason Wolverton of Laguna Beach, California, USA. This beautiful tenor ukulele is a remarkable playing and sounding ukulele with a rare lattice bracing and ‘F-hole’ construction. A wonderful ukulele with great warmth and clarity and a 12 fret joint to the body.

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 beautiful Custom Wolverton Tenor Ukulele was crafted out of the finest materials with comfort, tone, and playability in mind. Handcrafted of a reclaimed Douglas Fir wood soundboard and a Claro Walnut wood back and sides, this custom Wolverton tenor ukulele has a wonderful response to even the lightest strum or picking of a string. An even-grained Douglas Fir was used for the soundboard and offers a warm and inviting quality to the resonance of the instrument. Claro Walnut, a tree that typically grows between 30 – 60 ft in height in Northern and Central California, and is known for its warm and earthy tone and a depth similar to rosewood with a clarity of mahogany. The instrument also boasts a musician’s grade Macassar Ebony wood fretboard with gold EVO frets and matching Macassar ebony wood bridge. Elegant top and back wood purfling, a gorgeous curly Maple wood top and back binding, a birdseye Maple wood back center strip and end graft with a Walnut raised panel slotted headstock with Bloodwood center veneer. Position marker inlays on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 with a 12 fret joint to the body and 20 overall frets, keeping the bridge in the sweet spot of the lower bout. Sunburst top and back with tinted Honduras Mahogany wood neck. Professional slotted headstock Rubner tuners for smooth and precise tuning. Beautiful high gloss finish.

Inspired by the Native American tribes, this beautiful ukulele pays tribute to the masterful designs and color schemes of Native American Indians. A gorgeous fingerboard and bridge inlay was meticulously done in Maple wood and Bloodwood with a matching inlay embedded into the Claro Walnut rosette. A Black Bear paw of Maple wood and Bloodwood was inlaid into a Brazilian Rosewood pick guard in keeping with the theme of this beautiful piece and as an homage of reflection to Jason’s upbringing at camp as a child – where he was known as “Running Bear” and his father as “Sitting Bear”.

The instrument has a rare lattice bracing, which accounts for its wonderful projection and sound. It has a warm tone with nice lows and balanced clarity. A stunningly beautiful piece with a wonderful sound and tribute from a highly regarded luthier in handcrafted ukuleles, Jason Wolverton. Highly recommended for both the recreational player or the seasoned musician. ID:#220007

Price: SOLD

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