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Blackbird Ukelele

Blackbird Ukelele

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An exceptionally responsive and resiliant ukulele: On tour from Hawaii, the ukulele first gained widespread recognition among stateside music fans at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo in San Francisco. Down-the-road and nearly a century later Blackbird Guitars is giving the ukulele a 2010 reinvention with their proprietary hollow-neck, all-carbon fiber construction.

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An exceptionally responsive and resiliant ukulele: On tour from Hawaii, the ukulele first gained widespread recognition among stateside music fans at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo in San Francisco. Down-the-road and nearly a century later Blackbird Guitars is giving the ukulele a 2010 reinvention with their proprietary hollow-neck, all-carbon fiber construction. This exceptionally loud and tonally rich instrument is as responsive as it is resilient and will inspire ukulele players to bring their music places no nice wood instrument should ever go—like the beach. The Blackbird ukulele sets a new bar for a compact, lightweight, and tonally-satisfying travel instrument that is durable and immune to the humidity problems that impact its wooden counterparts.

ABOUT BLACKBIRD GUITARS
Blackbird Guitars was founded by Joe Luttwak and Kyle Wolfe and now includes fellow designer Troy Stevens. After years searching for a compact guitar actually worth bringing along for the ride, all they could find was thin sounding and fragile. Eventually they realized that none of the established companies would tackle this problem so they decided to do it themselves. It started innocently enough with the typical design process: produce as many ideas as possible and prototype them. It helped having all the latest tools such as three-dimensional CAD (computer-aided design), computer controlled laser cutters and routers as well as advanced materials such as carbon-fiber, and structural foams. Also, being based in the San Francisco Bay Area meant access to many of world's great steel-string luthiers who consulted and encouraged the project along. It quickly became clear that their non-traditional backgrounds were resulting in radically new directions. The result is part mountain dulcimer and part F1 race car that harmoniously balances technology with traditional craftsmanship. All Blackbird Guitars are built in their shop in San Francisco overlooking the Bay.

Constructioncarbon fiber strength and environmental stability
Rangetenor ukulele with a very strong voice
Resonance cavitiesdriving hollow neck and head with sound port
ShapeAsymmetric Acoustic Design® with off-set sound-hole
Back3D sculpted for improved comfort and access
ElectronicsFishman Matrix Infinity
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