BTU CARBON TENOR

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. BUILD TIME EIGHT WEEKS.

BTU includes a soft case, and strap buttons.

Questions? Please use our online contact form, or call us at (415) 625-0977. 

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Construction Carbon Unibody
Top Carbon Fiber
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 Micarta
Neck Shape Low Profile, Hollow
Neck Reinforcement Static Truss Rod
Bridge String Spacing 1.5 in (38.1 mm)
Saddle Graphtech
Nut Material Graphtech
Fretboard Material Micarta
Tuning Machines Gotoh UK700
Headstock Hollow With Sound Port
Headplate Carbon Fiber
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)
Fretwire Medium
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

 

Armin, Maldives
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.

John, Washington
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.

George Jeremenko
This thing is amazing. Craftsmanship is out of this world!



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