This custom tenor is full in sound, scales and beautiful leftover wood to create a collab with our friends at Ventana Surfboards.
We were gifted these materials to mimic the “Surfperch Fish Taco” surfboard they have created at their shop in Santa Cruz, CA. The beautiful tone woods include reclaimed redwood from a hot tub (top), myrtle from Santa Cruz Guitar Company (back & sides), bubinga fretboard & bridge. The fish scale inlay includes walnut, mahogany, myrtle, cherry and mother of pearl used in the headstock, pick guard and 12th fret marker, with a mahogany neck.
These up-cycled 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. All of the materials used on this ukulele allow us to ship worldwide.
The regular price of the ukulele is $4850.00.
Buy them together for $14,500.00
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
If you are an absolute beginner looking for that perfect ukulele to learn on, a ukulele lover looking to add to your collection, or a professional that is looking for a tool to help improve your skills; The Learner Ukulele is the instrument for you. The Learner Ukulele is more than just an excellent visual tool; we believe the sound is just as important.
Handmade in Truckee, CA, these instruments are assembled in small quality controlled batches; built with the same attention to detail as our custom instruments. Us luthiers here at TYDE hand select each piece of wood, sculpt every neck, and tap tune every brace to make sure you and your ukulele both reach musical excellence.
Our Learner Uke is made with solid koa and cherry. One piece cherry neck and sides, this integration provides strength, volume, and tone.
This instrument features a laser engraved fretboard with all 7 natural notes, a full chord chart, and the ever-useful “Circle of Fifths” displayed around the sound hole. This gives our clients the opportunity and tools to grow their knowledge of music theory, such as learning the notes on the fretboard, scale patterns, chord structures, key signatures and more.
Scale: Tenor 17 3/32"($1500.00) Concert 15 7/32”($1,400).
Material: Solid cherry sides/neck, with koa top and back.
Inlay: Abalone side markers & three dot signature on headstock.
Strings: Pepe Romero
Note: If out of stock, please contact us to make your 50% deposit, this is to hold your position for the next small batch.
- Mahalo TYDE
"Ghost Face" Big Body Tenor Ukulele
TYDE strives by using the beauty nature has naturally created for the sound holes. Being self taught luthiers and non traditionalist has made us really stand out in the ukulele community. When we receive sets of wood like our ‘Ghost Face’ the shape and size is already drawn on showing us how the piece was thought to be used. With all clean wood, we decide to do the opposite of what is given to us by then flipping it around to see if we can make the soundboard work with its natural scars.
This tenor is light weight, has low action with the zero fret and is very comfortable to play with the soft bevel. It's a one of a kind tenor that sounds amazing, looks uniquely beautiful, feels great and is rich in history. Add this to your quiver and you will not be disappointed.
This tenor has abundantly warm tones with beautiful clarity and sustain. The top is Sitka spruce and the back and sides are an exotic Kekatong from Indonesia. This instrument also comes with a side sound port on the lower bout for nice projection to the players ear. It has rare ebony with light streaks in the faceplate and fretboard. For the inlay and fret markers we used fossilized walrus tusk that is over 10,000 years old.
The piece of Sitka spruce (used as our top) was reclaimed by Alaska Specialty Woods. https://alaskawoods.com
From Southern Alaska, this piece of wood in it's previous life was a float log that was used for a "Floating Home". The holes were made from a creature of the sea called a Teredo worm (which is actually a type of clam).
This instrument comes with a hard case.
Aloha ~ TYDE
Size ~ Big Body Tenor
Scale ~ 17 5/8 w/ zero fret
Wood ~ Kekatong (back and sides), Alaskan Sitka spruce (sound board), ebony (fretboard, bridge and head plate) and mahogany neck.
Inlay ~ Fossilized walrus tusk 3 dot and fret markers.
Soft 3/8 Bevel ~ Top & back
Side soundport ~ Yes
Strings ~ Romaro low G tenor
Tuner ~ Black Gotoh UPT
Case ~ Crossrock Hardshell Fiberglass
*Please inquire about add-ons for installation & price as soon as purchased*