Here’s a very special one of a kind soprano banjo uke made by Phil Davidson – one of the UKs best instrument makers who luckily for us lives in the Forest of Dean!
This one is very special – it looks just stunning with a body made from cherry and stunning spalted boxwood. The boxwood continues in a stripe down the back of the neck, the back and faceplate and the fingerboard. The figuring on the fingerboard is incredible. It also features faux-tortoiseshell binding to the body and along the fretboard and a boxwood bridge (plus spare.)
The tuners were changed by the previous owner to Gotoh UPTs – actually my favourite tuners. They look like friction pegs but are actually geared tuners for smooth easy use. The original friction pegs with box wood are in the case compartment.
Finally, there are mother of pearl position markers and headstock logo and an ages calfskin vellum.
As you can imagine, it sounds as good as it looks with a bit more bass response than most banjo ukes and a smooth tone (for a banjolele!) when strummed. The action is set nice and low and it is incredibly comfortable to play. For a used instrument this it is in excellent condition and could almost pass as new.
This is a real one off special chance to own something very special. It comes with a deluxe hard case.