Tyde Music Pricing
Upgrades (Descriptions below):
Radius Fretboard: $250
Arm Rest: $150
Rib Rest: $150
Soft Full Body Bevel 3/8”: $500/per side
Binding: $250/per side
Side Sound Port: $150 Three dot side sound port: $150
Custom Inlay: $250-$1200
Tuners: Waverlys: $100 (standard headstock) Gilberts: $200 (slotted headstock) Schertler: $100 (slotted headstock) PegHead: $100 Gotoh Stealth $100-200 (standard or slotted). Gotoh UPT $100 Other tuners available upon request.
Pick Guards: $100-$250
Pickups: K&K $150, LR Baggs 5.0: $200,
We have many woods available, so if you have something in mind please inquire. We also have some woods available that would be included in the base prices. It is also possible for you to provide wood for your instrument.
Figured Claro Walnut: $100-$200
Reclaimed Claro Walnut: $100 (reclaimed from Tahoe cabin counter top) Salvaged Curly
Redwood: $75 (this wood is very old and dense)
Ziricote back and sides: $150-$250
Rosewood back and sides: $200-$1000
Cocobolo back and sides: $200-$300
Soundboards: options inquire for price. Salvaged cedar, sinker redwood, bear claw spruce, engelmann spruce, koa, mango, walnut and more.
Headstock Veneer: This is a piece of wood glued to the top of the headstock. While mostly decorative, we believe this strengthens and neck to headstock bend, it also makes a nicer nut slot.
Slotted Headstock: Allows for side mounted tuners which put more down pressure on nut from strings.
Radius fret board: We put a 12 ft. radius on the fret board. This blends with the natural curve of your finger, and makes it a little easier to play bar chords. Traditionally ukuleles have a flat fret board, which some people argue is easier for finger picking.
Bevels: We can do a series of different bevels around the body to make the edge of the instrument round and more comfortable to play.
Arm rest bevel: placed on the soundboard side where your strumming arm rest. Rib rest bevel: placed on the back of instrument where it hits your ribs.
Soft full body bevel: a smaller round over around the whole body leaving no Square edges. This feature also allows us to build up and stiffen the rim which we feel allows the instrument to have more projection. Similar to a regular speaker, which has a metal rim, with thin material attached to it.
Side sound Port: This is a great feature that helps open up the instrument and project sound directly to the person playing instead of out to the audience. This may benice if you want to practice quietly, or if you are playing with people and desire to hear yourself better. We typically do these round, but can also ovalize them or make them asymmetrical.
Sculpted cutaway: Similar to a cut-away, but we do this with an extended heal block, allowing us to actually sculpt into the instrument to fit your hand and make it easier to play up the neck, next to the body.
Rosette: The rosette is used for decoration and to strengthen the sound hole. This Makes the sound hole the one of the strongest parts of the sound board, instead of the weakest. Our simple rosette is just a solid piece of wood inlayed around the sound hole. For more complex rosettes, the possibilities are endless, so please inquire.
At Tyde Music we strive for excellence in comfort, style, and performance of our instruments. Our artistic approach to wood selection and creation helps us achieve this. We have developed many things to help the musician play longer and have better sound. Typically we do a modified fan bracing system with an asymmetrical pattern and floating center brace, then use tap tones to tune each brace. We feel this allows us to get the most out of our treble and bass sounds while achieving maximum resonance. Building musical instruments is our passion and we would love to work with you on your next instrument.