Art Deco Tenor Ukulele

This is a recently completed (early 2014) tenor ukulele where the client wanted special inlays using an Art Deco theme.  The headstock is based on a frieze above the entrance to Rockefeller Center by early 20th-century architectural sculpterLee Lawrie depicting “Knowledge” (or Zeus if you like).  The fingerboard inlay is based on the sculpture of Atlas (also by Lawrie) that is located in Rockefeller Plaza.  The inlay uses gold and white MOP with various types of reconstituted stone.  The instrument is made of Cocobolo Rosewood with a Lutz Spruce top and Curly Koa body and fingerboard binding.

End Strip Head Stock Inlay Sound Port Shoulder Front Center Lower Side and Top with Bridge

1 Responses to Art Deco Tenor Ukulele

  1. Juile Elhard says:

    Beautiful! David Douglass told me about your ukuleles at his recent concert in St. Paul. We are starting a ukulele performing group here and would love more information about your instruments. I’ll keep looking at your website.
    Thanks!
    Julie

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