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T. Mead Ukuleles come in two shapes; the standard and the "banjo uke" form. Both styles are available in either a tenor or concert model and share available options and wood choices.

Banjo ukes are similar in shape to a ukulele popular in the early 1900's called a "camp uke"; these instruments were built of solid wood with the round wooden"pot". T. Mead ukes differ from these turn-of-the-century instruments both in dimension and tonal quality and offer a much higher level of craftsmanship and playability.

The Standard Concert Ukulele

The Standard Concert Ukulele is the shape and sound which most people recognize as "the" ukulele.
It is tuned G - C - E - A.

Price: $475.00

Standard Uke, concert size (shown with optional Douglas fir top); Mahogany body; cherry peghead overlay. Binding is optional; please call for information and availability.

Standard Uke, concert size: Walnut body, redwood top

 

The Tenor Ukulele

The Tenor Ukulele has a deeper tone than the Concert Uke. It is tuned G - C - D - A.

Price: $495.00

Walnut Tenor
Specifications

  • All bookmatched walnut
  • Rosewood overlay on peghead
  • Rosewood fingerboard, bridge
  • Ebony nut and saddle
  • Grover Sta-tite tuners

 

Dimensions

  • Body is 3" deep at heel, 2/5" deep at neck. Overall width is 8"
  • Scale length: 16.5"
  • Fretboard width: 1 5/16 at nut; 1 5/8" at body
  • 2" soundhole

 

African Mahogany Tenor
Specifications

  • African Mahogany back, sides, neck
  • 50 year old Douglas Fir top
  • Birdseye maple peghead overlay
  • Rosewood fingerboard, bridge
  • Corian® or bone nut and saddle
  • Grover Sta-tite tuners

Dimensions

  • Body is 3" deep at heel, 2/5" deep at neck. Overall width is 8"
  • Scale length: 16.5"
  • Fretboard width: 1 5/16 at nut; 1 5/8" at body
  • 2" soundhole

 

The Tenor Banjo Ukulele

The Tenor Banjo Ukulele offers a deeper tone and more resonant voice than the Concert Uke. It is larger overall than the concert version and is tuned G - C - E - A.
Price: $325.00

Tenor Banjo Uke, (shown with optional Western Red Cedar Top) , Mahogany body; birdseye maple peghead overlay

 

The Concert Banjo Ukulele

The Concert Banjo Uke is the more familiar-sounding ukulele and is tuned G - C - E - A.

Price: $295.00

Concert Banjo Uke: Mahogany top, backs and sides; birdseye maple peghead overlay

 

 

 

Specifications

Standard Concert Uke
Dimensions

Concert
Banjo
Uke Dimensions

Tenor
Banjo Uke Dimensions
  • All solid wood construction, bookmatched back and top
  • Friction tuning pegs
  • Mahogany fretboard
  • Dots on side of fretboard
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Hardwood overlay on peghead

Overall length: 23"
Scale length: 14.75"
Body length: 10.25"
Width at lower bout: 7.5 "
Width at upper bout: 5.5"
Depth at heel: 2.38"
Depth at neck joint: 2.18"
Soundhole 2 "

Overall length: 23"
Scale length: 14.75"
Diameter of body: 9"
Depth: 2"
Soundhole 1.5"

Overall length: 26"
Scale length: 16.5"
Diameter of body: 11"
Depth: 2"
Soundhole 2"

 

OPTIONS
Body Mahogany
Maple
Walnut
Other woods by special order
Soundboard

Western Red Cedar
Spruce
Mahogany
Maple
Walnut
Other woods by special order

Peghead Overlay Birdseye Maple
Walnut
Other woods by special order
Inlays

Custom inlay available by special order

 

Peghead detail
 
Banjo Uke Tailpiece detail
Exotic Wood Option: Mango
 

Neck detail

Mango Wood
(Concert Uke)

 

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P.O. Box 3117, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
805.475.2029