#338 - Sycamore, pistachio and fir tenor ukulele

Traditionally, ukuleles were made of all one wood for the top back and sides. On the islands, this was often Koa while mahogany was a good substitute on the mainland. To make this format work, you have to pick a medium density wood that is suitable for the top, back and sides. In this case, American Sycamore works great. It’s a traditional ukulele sound, but a unique look from an easily obtainable wood. I love how sycamore looks rather plain and classic from far away, but pretty psychedelic up close! In this case, the sycamore comes from The Carpenter Ant stash in Portland, the fir neck is salvaged from a pig farm in The Dalles, OR and the pistachio comes from California orchards.