Kevita Tenor Ukulele
(Photos are examples of past ukuleles built)
Kevita Tenor- Styled after the Roy Smeck Vita Ukulele, this mandolin-shaped ukulele has a richer and fuller tone than its size suggests. Unlike the Vita uke, which used two seal-shaped cutouts as soundholes, I borrow the D-shaped soundhole from my Gypsy style ukulele. Includes large choice of in-stock woods. Plastic binding on top and soundhole, There is typically no binding on the back of this ukulele, but it could be implemented if wished. Grover geared tuners, Spanish cedar neck, Tusq® nut and compensated saddle, rosewood or ebony fingerboard and bridge, dot inlays on fingerboard. The original Vita uke was considered a soprano ukulele, but I offer it as a concert or tenor (same body on both). Includes case or gig bag.
Specifications of the Kepasa Kevita Tenor Ukulele
Lower bout: 8"
Upper bout: 3 1/4"
Depth at tail: 2 3/8"
Depth at neck heel: 2"
Body length : 10 1/2"
Overall length: 24 1/2"
Scale length: 17"
Neck joins body at: 14th fret
Number of frets: 15 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: 45mm
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, or medium fret wire
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