An all Redwood Ukulele is as rare as you can find.  While we have made a Redwood body concert in the past, the neck on it was made with Maple.  This build includes the neck in Redwood making it what we believe to be the first all Redwood ukulele ever built.  The question then is why. Why would you build an instrument out of all Redwood?  The short answer is John wanted to see what he could achieve both in aesthetics and sound with an all Redwood construction and let me tell you- we are impressed!

Extremely light, this tenor has wonderful tonality that is both warm and mellow but with plenty of volume, projection and note separation.  It features the following:

California Redwood back and sides
Redwood Top

Redwood Neck with Floating inlay in Padauk/Ebony

Special Makers Mark

Padauk Faceplate

Custom rosette with Ebony ,Redwood and Padauk appointments
Black binding with white/black/white purfling
Side sound port
Ebony fretboard with custom fret markers in Padauk
Gotoh UPT gold tuners
Ebony bridge
Bone nut and saddle
Worth fluorocarbon strings with Oasis smooth wound low G


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Ukes For Sale

John S. Kinnard Custom

Walnut/Cedar Z-Stock Tenor

Beautiful Claro Walnut back and sides

Western Red Cedar top

​Walnut Binding with custom white/black purfling

Side sound port

Walnut neck with contrasting figured Walnut heel cap

Custom floating neck inlay

Z-Stock headstock with Ebony face and back plate

Custom rosette and matching tail inlay

Gotoh UPT tuners

Walnut fretboard

Walnut bridge

Bar fret markers

Bone nut and saddle

​Worth fluorocarbon with Oasis Low G

Hard Case


John S. Kinnard Thin-line Tenor

Dark Walnut with Cedar Top


​​Custom Thin-line Tenor Z-Stock
Walnut back and sides
Western Red Cedar top
Black binding
Double Purfling Rosette 
Z-Stock headstock with Gotoh UPT 
Side sound port
Ebony face plate with gold logo
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Bone nut and saddle

Sale:  $3750

John S. Kinnard All Redwood Tenor

Legacy Build #2


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