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B14 Baritone. Chocolate Striped Macassar Ebony back and sides from SE Asia, with European Bearclaw Carpathian Spruce soundboard.

Performed on by Travis Stine.

Proprietary Hybrid Kasha tonebars. Two "tuned" side sound ports.  Torrefied Maple laminated neck, w/ black/red/black veneers center stripe, carbon fiber truss. Cantilevered fretboard w/ 19 frets. Compound radius fretboard. 

Gabon Ebony binding and heel cap w/ black / red purfling and veneers. African Blackwood bridge w/ camel bone nut/saddle. Gabon Ebony headstock veneer w/ black and red purfling veneers on top and back.  Mi-Si/LR Baggs pickup. Gotoh Mini 510 tuners.

This instrument is available for purchase.

The Luthierist Podcasts

I am very please to have been chosen as a featured luthier for The Luthierist Podcast by host Paul Rhoney for an audio podcast as well as a video podcast interview.

These podcast touch on my background as well as my approach to my design,  building philosophy, and processes.

The Luthierist Podcasts are an extensive library of valuable audio and video podcast, which I highly recommend.

http://theluthierist.podbean.com 

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Thank you to Design Boom Magazine for the article.

I am very pleased to have been chosen by Wieden + Kennedy Advertising and Coca-Cola to create a unique instrument in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Coca-Cola bottle.

Everything about working with Wieden + Kennedy Advertising was a wonderful experience. I am also grateful to be featured in Ukulele Magazine's July 2015 issue.

 

Oh ...... and the instrument was commissioned to go to Warren Buffett.

I am honored that Ukulele Rhythms Magazine, is currently featuring an article of my Sinker Redwood and Bastogne Walnut B14 Baritone, 

in the latest issue 4.

This instrument is available for sale on this site. 

 

Ukulele Rhythms magazine is a premiere ukulele magazine for collectors, players, and luthiers. 

I highly recommend a subscription to this fine publication.

http://www.ukulelerhythms.com

2018 NW Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibits

Travis Stine performing "Misty"  on an B14 baritone ukulele.

This custom ukulele features my Hybrid Kasha Tonebar System, 14th fret neck-to-body joint, Highly figured Oregon Chocolate Myrtle back, sides, and top, Dual "Tuned" side sound ports, Gabon Ebony radiused fretboard, African Blackwood bridge, Gabon Ebony binding, LR Baggs underside pickup, and Ameritage case.

Travis Stine performing "Bohemian Rhapsody  on an T16 archtop tenor ukulele.

This custom ukulele features full Kasha bracing, 16th fret neck-to-body joint, figured Maple back and sides, European Carpathian Spruce soundboard Gabon Ebony radiused fretboard and bridge, Gabon Ebony binding.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TravisStine808

Great pleasure of having my instriments performed on by the very talented Travis Stine.

 

 

 

Travis Stine performing "Cannon Ball Rag Melody" on an T14 tenor ukulele.

This custom ukulele features full Kasha bracing, 14th fret neck-to-body joint, Oregon Myrtle back and sides, 100 year old Sinker Redwood top, Gabon Ebony radiused fretboard and bridge, Gabon Ebony binding.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TravisStine808

Tim Connell, custom ukulele

Tim Connell performing Irish music on an all Tasmanian Blackwood cutaway tenor ukulele.
This custom ukulele features full Kasha bracing, 14th fret neck-to-body joint, radiused Gabon Ebony fretboard and bridge, figured Koa and Holly binding, bone, nut and saddle, Pua abalone inlay, Gotoh 510 mini tuners, and Aquilla strings.

This instrument was setup as mandolele, with mandolin tuning.

www.timconnellmusic.com

Tim is an exceptionally talented mandolin performer, teacher, and music arranger.

Tim Connell performing Brazilian Choro music on an all Tasmanian Blackwood cutaway tenor ukulele.

This instrument features full Kasha bracing, 14th fret neck-to-body joint, radiused Gabon Ebony fretboard and bridge, figured Koa and Holly binding, bone nut and saddle, Pua abalone inlay, Gotoh 510 mini tuners, and Aquilla strings.

This instrument was setup as mandolele, with mandolin tuning.

 

Close your eyes and tell me your ears think this is an ukulele.​​

 

www.timconnellmusic.com

www.rioconbrio.net

Travis Stine performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on an tenor ukulele.

This custom ukulele features full Kasha bracing, 12th fret neck-to-body joint, Oregon Myrtle back and sides, 100 year old Sinker Redwood top, Gabon Ebony radiused fretboard and bridge, Gabon Ebony binding with multicolored wood rope purfling, bone nut and saddle, Gabon Ebony oval rosette with Pua abalone inlay, Gotoh 510 mini tuners, and Aquilla Low G tenor strings.

 

​Travis is an exceptionally talented up coming musician.​

https://www.youtube.com/user/TravisStine808

OPB Art Beat Oregon 

Mark Roberts is a luthier with a passion for ukuleles. He designs and hand-builds custom instruments that don't look like a stereotypical ukulele. Each one features his signature side sound holes. We also hear musical performances from Tim Connell and Travis Stine. Episode 1322