#368- Curly Maple and Pistachio Concert Banjo Ukulele

Come on people, look at that curly maple! What a treat it was to lay out the rim segments and the neck on this one. It’s hard to go wrong, just get out of the way and let the wood show you how to do it. Maple gives a bright and clear tone and is a traditional favorite for banjo makers. This maple is from the Carpenter Ant Stash in Portland and the pistachio comes from California orchards.

“I am so thrilled with my new Beansprout banjo ukulele! I had high expectations before receiving my banjo uke, and it has exceeded all of them. The craftsmanship is excellent, the wood is breathtaking, the neck is perfectly shaped, and the uke is responsive and effortless to play and has a full and resonant, but still banjolike, sound. I appreciate Aaron’s commitment to using sustainable sources for wood, and I like knowing both the source and the story behind the wood that was used to make my uke. I could not be happier with my experience with Beansprout or with my banjo uke, and I am already planning my next Beansprout ukulele purchase!”