John S. Kinnard ​Series 3++ Custom Tenor Z-Stock

This is a beautiful Series 3++ custom tenor in East Indian Rosewood (EIR)with a Western Red Cedar top.  It has a custom drop necklace rosette and half herringbone top purfling that is carried over into the rosette.  The rosette consists of EIR and blue Pau abalone bordered in the half herringbone purfling to match the top.  A mahogany neck matches the coloring of the EIR and is topped with our custom Z headstock design with black Gotoh UPT tuners.  Series 3 mitered purfling with EIR binding gives it a very clean understated look.  The faceplate, bridge and fingerboard are ebony with mother of pearl (MOP) front and side fret markers.  It comes with a side soundport and is set up with strap pins on the heel of the neck and the end of the body.


East Indian Rosewood (EIR) back and sides  
Western Red Cedar top
Mahogany neck with 17" scale

Custom Kinnard Z-Stock headstock
EIR binding with Series 3 mitered purfling

Custom half herringbone top purfling
Custom drop necklace rosette with EIR, abalone and half herringbone purfling
Ebony faceplate with inlayed logo in MOP
Ebony fretboard and bridge

Mother of Pearl (MOP) fre tmarkers
Side soundport
Bone nut and saddle

Worth Clears with a Fremont Soloist smooth wound low G


This is a beautiful custom Kinnard Kiku in Cocobolo with a torrified Sitka Spruce top that sounds absolutely amazing.  It has a 20" scale and 1-7/8" nut width.  The cocobolo in the body is matched up with curly Koa binding with our Series 3 mitered purfling motif and features a side soundport to bring the sound up to the players ear.  The torrifed Sitka is a beautiful honey color and matches nicely with the custom floating rosette in abalone that distinguishes it as "Kiku".  For the neck we used Mahogany to match the coloring in the Cocobolo and did our "floating inlay" in Koa.  It incorporates a paddle headstock featuring Gotoh UPT tuner and has an Ebony face plate with the logo inlayed in Mother of Pearl.  The fretboard and bridge are also Ebony and the instrument epitomizes the design mantra of Kinnard ukuleles, "Understated elegance".


Highly figured Cocobolo back and sides  

AAA torrified Sitka top

Mahogany neck with 20" scale

Curly Koa binding with Series 3 mitered purfling

Custom Kiku rosette with Coco and abalone

Ebony faceplate with inlayed logo in MOP

Ebony fretboard and bridge

Side soundport

Bone nut and saddle


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John S. Kinnard Custom Kiku

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