Custom Ukuleles

John S. Kinnard Custom Soprano

John S. Kinnard All Redwood Tenor
Legacy Build #2

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

​Sale Price: $5750

John S. Kinnard Custom Soprano

Quilted Maple Back and sides

Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

Black purfling

Custom Rosette

Maple Neck with Maple fretboard

Side fret markers

Maple Bridge with Bone saddle

Side sound port

Paddle Headstock with Gotoh UPT tuners


​For Sale- $4500