Malcolm

Malcolm is a bit of an outlier. When you're in a hurry you can make mistakes. I was finishing up some instruments for the Reno Festival and I cut the fret slots on the wrong scale so instead of having a 12 fret soprano with a 13" scale ended up with a 14" scale. Seldom comfortable with redoing something, I pushed onward and moved the bridge to fit the scale.

 

So I had an oddball soprano. Well, I guess it's not really a soprano either because it's a little big for a soprano. But in a way it's nice because it gives you a little more room to make chords while maintaining that soprano ukulele sound. On the other hand, if you want to string it with a low G then it sounds better than other sopranos I've made that sound thin with a low G.

 

It has a very self-satisfied ring to it. The Madagascar rosewood gives it ample sustain and the Engelmann spruce top promotes clarity and warmth.

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The neck is Peruvian walnut with an ebony fingerboard. Tuners are Gotoh UPT with 4:1 ratio. Bridge is rosewood.  

$1800+ tax.