Breedlove Lu'au S Concert Ukulele Sweetgrass CE Myrtlewood-Myrtlewood
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The Breedlove Lu'au S Concert Ukulele Sweetgrass CE Myrtlewood-Myrtlewood
Sustainable, solid-topped Breedlove ECO Collection Lu’au S Series myrtlewood ukuleles feature a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of typical tonerobbing softwoods for back and sides. Sharing a Pacific Ocean coastline with Hawaiian koa, native Oregon myrtle has a similar bright ping, but borrows some of mahogany’s depth and warmth for a unique, powerful ukulele presence. Concert ukuleles, developed in the 1920s as a slightly larger cousin to the traditional soprano, are the perfect diminutive musical tool for the hobbyist or the professional. Rich and responsive, this soft cutaway acoustic electric Breedlove Lu’au S Concert uke, in the always popular Sweetgrass finish, tucks right underneath the arm and sings along to any style.
Sustainable & Clear Cut Free
Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.
ECOTONEWOOD BACK & SIDES
With EcoTonewood, Breedlove makes laminate technology sustainable, introducing a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of the typical tone-robbing softwoods used in standard acoustic guitar manufacture. Coupled with Breedlove’s deep research into revolutionary body shapes; building to target tonewood weight adds to the optimized, natural sound of each guitar in the ECO Collection. And, Breedlove creates these better sounding laminate guitars while being kind to the earth while maintaining an accessible, entry-level price-point.
CONCERT BODY SHAPE
Slightly larger than the original diminutive Hawaiian soprano, the Concert size is considered by many to be the perfect ukulele. It retains the delightful pingy sound of its smaller cousin, but its longer 15” scale allows for easier fretting, while its marginally wider body provides more tone and volume while still tucking comfortably beneath a strummer’s elbow.
MYRTLEWOOD TOP, BACK & SIDES
Popularized by Breedlove, myrtlewood, from the windblown Oregon coast, combines the best elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple—rich bass, warm midrange and clear, bright trebles—for truly versatile guitars. Each sonically distinct instrument is individualized by the gnarled, wildly varied, but always arresting grain patterns.
Wood and Animal Contents
Top: Myrtlewood | Umbellularia californica | United States
Back and Sides: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo, Myrtlewood/ Umbellularia californica/ United States
Neck: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo
Fretboard: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Bridge: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Headstock overlay: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Body Binding: Tortoise/Plastic
Fretboard Inlay: Plastic
Nut / Saddle: PPS/ plastic
Body Type: Concert Ukulele
Layered Back & Sides: African Mahogany, Myrtlewood
Headstock shape: Wave
Scale Length: 15"
# Frets: 17
Nut Width: 1.42"
Lower Bout Width: 8"
Waist Width: 4.7"
Upper Bout Width: 5.75"
Body Length: 11.2"
Body Depth at neck: 2.24"
Body Depth at tailblock: 2.68"
Sound Hole Diameter: 2.185"
Tuners: Nickel Open Gear
String Gauge: Aquila Super Nylgut
Top Finish: Sweetgrass
Back & Side Finish: Sweetgrass
Does not include a case/gig bag or other accessories, but check out our shop online or get in touch directly if you'd like to add anything to your order.
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