The Snailele was commissioned by a client who appreciates the value of snails in our natural world.
The top has been made of multiple pieces of Quilted Maple, set in a pattern as to represent the spiral form of a snails' shell. It was then glued together with epoxy mixed with a combination of walnut and rosewood sanding dust to give it a darker appearance. The back and side are Curly Maple, and after all plates were glued together, they were all thicknessed to approx. .060" and braced to provide a very light but rigid sound board.
Three small sections of the marquetry top were removed to provide sound holes. An additional side sound port was created to allow the player to be surrounded by its warm and enveloping sound.
This uke also features a radiused fingerboard for extra comfort when playing 'barré' chords.
- Solid Quilted Maple Marquetry Top.
- Solid Curly Maple Back, Sides and Headstock.
- Solid Quater-sawn Maple Neck and Radiused Finger Board
- Rosewood Leaf Bridge, Nut, Binding and Fret Markers.
- Three Top and One Side Sound Port
- Bone Saddle
- Grover Machine Heads
- Scale Length 20"
This Bytown Ukulele comes with a Levis Baritone Gig Bag, an Oasis Plus+ Case Humidifier, a Profile Chromatic Tuner and FREE Shipping anywhere in Canada (International shipping surcharge: $30 to USA destinations and $100 to Rest of World).