“Fish Taco” Ukulele + Ventana Surfpurch Fish Taco 5’8”


This beautiful ukulele was made in collaboration with Ventana Surfboards. We decided that a $1500 discount would be applied if you the customer decided you wanted to buy both the ukulele and the matching surfboard from our friends at Ventana surfboards, in our package deal.

This custom tenor is full in sound, scales and beautiful reclaimed wood from our friends at Ventana Surfboards & Supplies. This instrument was created to match the Ventana Surfperch Fish Taco 5’8” hollow wooden surfboard created by master artisan, Martijn Stiphout in Santa Cruz, California.

 The beautiful tone woods include reclaimed redwood from a hot tub that’s used in the top, myrtle from Cowell Lime Works used in the back & sides, and bubinga in the fretboard & bridge.
The fish scale inlay includes walnut, Honduran mahogany, myrtle, maple and mother of pearl used in the headstock, pick guard and 12th fret marker, with a mahogany neck.

 These upcycled materials make for a clear and warm tone.  Light in weight and perfect for an ocean strum. This instrument includes a nice, crossrock fiberglass case.

 Again, you can purchase this ukulele and the matching Ventana surfboard as a package with free US shipping for $1500 off. The discount only applies to purchasing when bought in this package.

 Full description below for the history on the materials used  from Ventana surfboards and the Santa Cruz area! 

“Fish Taco”

Scale length: 17” 3/16

Strings: Pepe Romero low G

Back and sides: Myrtle

Soundboard: Reclaimed hot tub redwood

Pick guard and headstock:  Mosaic fish scale

Fretboard and bridge: bubinga

Side fret markers and inlay: mother of pearl

Frets: evo gold

Tuners: Gotoh upt

Case: Crossrock fiberglass tenor

Finish: hand rubbed Tru- oil

”Surfperch Fish Taco 5’ 8”

The bottom deck of this board is made of more than 1400, laser-cut "fish scales" created from spruce, Honduras mahogany, and flame maple offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company, quilted maple from Meier Brothers Furniture, and bay laurel floorboards made in 1853 for the cooperage (where barrels were made) at the old Cowell Lime Works which is located on what is now the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Several of the fish scales shimmer with real silver leaf overlay.

The top deck includes redwood from John Steinbeck's first house in Pacific Grove, California, Doug fir and redwood from the original Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk along with spruce and Indian rosewood offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

Both sides are pinstriped by hand with black and chrome paint. 

The glassed-on twin fins are made fiddleback redwood salvaged from the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The rails are made of cork which is sustainable, more resistant to dings, and easier to repair. There are two sheets of Aerialite 4-ounce fiberglass on top and one on bottom. The epoxy is Entropy Resins bio-resin which is up to 40% tree sap and is very strong and light.

As with all Ventana Surfboards, the interior is glassed and sealed, as well.

This board is hollow, lightweight and will ride as great as it looks. Given the uniqueness of each side, it's two art pieces in one and can be flipped to highlight either side.

Made in Santa Cruz, California by master artisan Martijn Stiphout.

    Includes an aluminum, museum-quality 5"x7" display sign and a handmade bag by Sagebrush Board Bags created using coffee bean sacks and unique, remnant fabrics.

    Dimensions: 5'8" x 21.5" x 2.5"

    Approx. 12 pounds 


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