Build a completely exotic African Blackwood uke!
We've found a small stash of beautiful exotic woods that are perfect for ukuleles. African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) makes a uke that has an extremely exotic look and will sound deeply rich and bright.
African Blackwood is a member of the rosewood family with color variations of the deepest blacks and purples with striking honey-colored sapwood. This wood pairs wonderfully with nearly any combination of binding and other appointments.
Tonally, African Blackwood really shines. This species produces a warm sonic profile, rich with overtones and strong fundamentals.
Back set dimensions
- Each half is approximately 5-1/2" x 13-1/4" (139mm x 336mm)
- Thickness-sanded to 1/8" (3.18mm)
Side set dimensions
- Each half is approximately 3-3/4" x 23-1/8"
- Thickness-sanded to 3/32" (2.38mm) (95mm x 587mm)