The Beansprout Ukulele

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Sprouted from 8 years experience at Mya-Moe, the Beansprout ukulele is easy to play, sounds loud but sweet and sports a simple yet beautiful asthetic.  A focus on domestic woods, careful workmanship and a thin hand rubbed finish contribute to the feeling that this is a functional yet beautiful musical companion.  Available in three sizes and many woods.

Alto $1500 (+shipping)

-14.72” fret scale with a body between soprano and concert size.  A unique voice, size and shape in the ukulele world.  23.5" total length

 Tenor $1700 (+shipping)

-17” fret scale and the most common ukulele size for adults.  26" total length

Baritone $1900 (+shipping)

-20” fret scale, tuned DGBE.  A deeper, richer voice that still keeps the vibrance of a smaller ukulele.  29" total length

 

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SPECS: 

-Available body woods include myrtle, mahogany, koa, sycamore, walnut, maple, cherry, pistachio, spruce, douglas fir and port orford cedar.  Most from salvaged, re-claimed or sustainable sources. Confused on what to pick? Click here for more info and some suggestions.  

-Re-claimed douglas fir neck with pistachio stripe, peg head and heel cap.

-Radiused pistachio fingerboard with 17 frets and black fret markers.  

-Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  

 -Pistachio bridge, bone nut and saddle, fluorocarbon strings.  

-Hardshell case. 

OPTIONS AND ADD ONS:

-GCEA High g or low g stringing for alto and tenor.  DGBE for baritone.

-Walnut, maple or rope body and soundhole binding.  No body binding minus $150

-K&K pickup add $150

-Master grade wood, add $250-500, depending on species. 

The Beansprout Banjo Ukulele

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The original Beansprout design with some stylish and functional upgrades.  Available in walnut or maple, with pistachio accents.  All North American wood and brass hardware.  Loud but sweet, perfect for any style of music.  

Concert $1550 (+shipping)      Tenor $1650 (+shipping)

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Specs: 

-8 Inch walnut or maple block rim, with pistachio tone ring and rim cap.

-Walnut or maple neck with pistachio stripe, peg head and heel cap.

-Radiused pistachio fingerboard with concert (14.72") or tenor (17") scale length, 17 frets and black fret markers.  

-Un-plated brass hardware from Balsam Banjo Works.  The brass tarnishes over time and develops a unique patina.  Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  Renaissance synthetic banjo head.

-Maple and pistachio bridge, bone nut, fluorocarbon strings.  

-Hardshell case. 

Options and add ons:

-High g or low g stringing

-Curly/figured maple, oak or walnut upgrade, $100

-K&K pickup, $150

-Goat skin head, $100

-Brass wire armrest, $40

The Beansprout Scout

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Inspired by the Lyon and Healy “camp uke” from the 1920’s-30’s, the Scout is a handmade ukulele with a simple design, sweet tone, easy playability and maximum portability. Not available to order, watch our email list or social media to see when they come up for sale.

$750 (+shipping)

SPECS: 

-Wood selection is Aaron’s choice, as he uses cut-offs and small parts from bigger projects. Domestic and sustainable woods are always a focus, including wood salvaged from old buildings, furniture makers and other unique sources with a story.

-Soprano scale, flat pistachio fingerboard with 15 frets and black fret markers.  

-20.5” total length, 7.5” body length.

-Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  

 -Pistachio bridge, nut and saddle, fluorocarbon strings.  

-Gig bag case included. 

OPTIONS AND ADD ONS:

-GCEA High g or low g. 

-K&K pickup add $150

The Beansprout Mini Five String Banjo

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A fun hybrid of the five string banjo and the ukulele, perfect for banjo players looking for a smaller and higher pitched instrument or the uke player looking to branch out.  I recommend cGceg tuning, but can be retuned easily to many nearby tunings. Available in walnut or maple, with pistachio accents.  All North American wood and brass hardware.  

$1800 (+Shipping)

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Specs: 

-8 Inch walnut or maple block rim, with pistachio tone ring and rim cap.

-Walnut or maple neck with pistachio stripe, peg head and heel cap.

-Radiused pistachio fingerboard with tenor (17") scale length, 17 frets and black fret markers.  

-Un-plated brass hardware from Balsam Banjo Works.  The brass tarnishes over time and develops a unique patina.  Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  Renaissance synthetic banjo head.

-Maple and pistachio bridge, bone nut, fluorocarbon strings.  

-Hardshell case. 

Options and add ons:

-K&K pickup $150

-Goat skin head $100

-Curly/figured maple, oak or walnut upgrade, $100

-Brass wire armrest, $40

The Beansprout Four String Banjo

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Handmade in the USA with all domestic woods and hardware.  A versatile open back four string banjo that will feel comfortable to ukulele, banjo or guitar players. With rich, vibrant tone and easy playability, it is suited for solo work or with a string band.     

$1750 (+Shipping)

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SPECS: 

- 11” Walnut, Maple or Oak block rim

- Matching Walnut, Maple or Oak neck with pistachio stripe, peg head and heel cap. Adjustable truss rod.

- Pistachio fingerboard with 20" scale length, 17 frets, and black fret markers.  

- Un-plated brass hardware from Balsam Banjo Works and Brooks Masten.  The brass tarnishes over time and develops a unique patina.  

- Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  

- Renaissance synthetic banjo head.

- Maple and pistachio bridge, bone nut.

- GHS strings.  

- Hardshell case. 

OPTIONS AND ADD ONS:

- Choose from wood tone ring or rolled brass tone ring

- Steel Strings or Fluorocarbon/Nylon Strings, tuned DGBE, CGDA or ???

- K&K pickup $150

- Goat skin head $100

- Curly/figured Maple, Walnut or Oak upgrade, $100

-Brass wire arm rest, $40

 

The Beansprout Five String Banjo

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Handmade in the USA with all domestic woods and hardware.  An open back banjo that you will pass to your grand kids but want to play every day. With rich, vibrant tone and easy playability, it is suited for solo work or with a string band.     

$1850 (+Shipping)

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Specs: 

- Walnut, Maple or Oak, 11’ or 12'“ block rim

- Matching Walnut, Maple or Oak neck with pistachio stripe, peg head and heel cap. Adjustable truss rod.

- Pistachio fingerboard with 25.5" scale length, 17 frets, frailing scoop and black fret markers.  

- Un-plated brass hardware from Balsam Banjo Works and Brooks Masten.  The brass tarnishes over time and develops a unique patina.  

- Gotoh geared brass and black tuning machines.  

- Renaissance synthetic banjo head.

- Maple and pistachio bridge, bone nut.

- GHS strings.  

- Hardshell case. 

Options and add ons:

- Choose from wood tone ring or rolled brass tone ring

- Steel Strings or Fluorocarbon/Nylon Strings

- K&K pickup $150

- Goat skin head $100

- Curly/figured Maple, Walnut or Oak upgrade, $100

- Brass wire arm rest, $40

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