Madeira Soprano Ukulele
(Photos are examples of past ukuleles built)
Madeira Soprano - Small bodied soprano ukulele with a 14" fingerboard scale. The Kepasa Madeira is named after the Portuguese island from which three instrument builders, Manuel Nunes, Jose do Espirito Santo, and Augusto Dias, brought the tiny instrument that eventually became known as the ukulele.
The base price includes your choice of in-stock woods, with plastic binding on top, back and soundhole. Multi-layered binding (plastic or wood) may result in an upcharge. Includes Grover or similar quality geared tuners, Spanish cedar or sapele (African mahogany) neck, and rosewood or ebony fingerboard and bridge. Tusq® or bone nut and compensated saddle, dot inlays on fingerboard, water-based lacquer or oil finish.
Choose from mahogany, sapele, Indian rosewood, pau ferro, maple, walnut, koa, cherry, Sitka spruce, Adirondack spruce, Douglas fir, western cedar, redwood and others. Specific wood requests to match a certain look may result in an upcharge. Includes case or gig bag.
Specifications of the Kepasa Madeira Soprano Ukulele
Lower bout: 5 3/4"
Waist: 3 1/2"
Upper bout: 4 5/8"
Depth at tail: 2"
Depth at neck heel: 1 7/8"
Body length : 9 1/4"
Overall length: 21 1/2"
Scale length: 14"
Neck joins body at: 12th fret
Number of frets: typically 17 frets
Fretboard radius: 20", 16", 12" or flat
Nut width: 1 7/16" (1 1/2" or 1 3/8" by request)
String spacing at nut: 3/8"
String spacing at saddle: 43mm
Neck thickness from 1st fret - 7th fret: 5/8"
Nut and saddle material: Tusq, bone, ebony
Fingerboard and bridge material: ebony or rosewood
Fret wire: narrow vintage style fretwire
Tuners: Gotoh UPT, Waverly right-angle, or Pegheds
Finish: Oil finish or waterbased lacquer, flat or gloss
Wood binding - $50.00
Rope binding - $100.00
Fingerboard binding (celluloid or wood) - $35.00
Headstock binding (celluloid only) - $35.00
Translucent or Solid Color - $200.00
LR Baggs Five-O Pickup Installed - $200.00
Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Pickup Installed - $175.00
DTAR Soundspot Pickup Installed - $125.00