The Blackbird tenor ukulele or BTU is a carbon fiber, lightweight, tonally-satisfying ukulele immune to the humidity problems that impact wooden ukuleles. With a proprietary hollow-neck and durable all-carbon fiber construction, you will find an exceptionally loud and rich sounding instrument that is as responsive as it is resilient. The Blackbird tenor ukulele will inspire you to play music places you would never with a nice wood instrument - like the beach, mountains, or desert.We are not currently taking new orders for BTUs though some dealers will have them through 2017. Instead we have Farallon, our Ekoa tenor ukulele!
BTU includes a soft case, and strap buttons.
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|Fretboard Width at 12 Fret||1.7 in (43.18 mm)|
|Fretboard Width at Nut||1.4 in (35.56 mm)|
|Neck material||Carbon Fiber|
|Side Markers||5, 7, 10, & 12 (side dots only)|
|Bridge Material||Composite, satin finish
|Neck Shape||Low Profile, Hollow|
|Neck Reinforcement||Static Truss Rod|
|Bridge String Spacing||1.5 in (38.1 mm)|
|Fretboard Material||Composite, satin finish
|Tuning Machines||Gotoh UK700|
|Headstock||Hollow With Sound Port|
|Recommended Strings||Fluorocarbon, Flatwound Low G (High G Optional|
|Case||Ballistic Nylon Gig Bag|
|Electronics||Optional Mi-Si Rechargeable Pickup|
|Scale Length||17 in (431.8 mm)|
|Finish||High Gloss Polyurethane|
|Dimensions||26.5 in x 9.25 in x 3 in|
|Weight||1.3 lbs (0.58 Kilos)|
|Number of Frets Clear||14|
|Number of Frets Total||19|
Since '97 I'm living in Maldives and finally I don't need to worry about humidity and temperature no more. The Blackbird Ukulele stays in tune any time. Carbon does the trick! The harmony of sound in coherence with clarity and resonance is simply stunning. And yes, for sure I take my Uke to the beach entertaining who ever wants to listen. This instrument you guys created is a real treat to play and hear and I'm really happy and proud to call myself an owner of a Ukulele from Blackbird.
In short, I love the Blackbird ukulele. It is a head turner for sure, and my playing friends who have seen it have played it and all agree it is tops. I love the sound; not wood, it has resonance and a voice that is all it's own that works well by itself and blends in nicely with others in a group. The voice and response is even across all strings no matter how aggressive the attack.
This thing is amazing. Craftsmanship is out of this world!