The tenor expands the possibilities of the ukulele with the increased fret spacing of a 17" scale length. The 7 3/4" cone reinforces the low frequencies for a full sound. Players typically prefer a low G 4th string to increase the range, but it's great either way. The tenor ukuleles are sometimes embellished with an Art Deco etching design on the back.
The Tenor has a steel reinforced hard curly maple neck with ebony stripe, ebony fretboard and tieblock, aluminum inlay markers, brass body plated in bright nickel with etched trim lines, and 4:1 planetary tuners. The current model now features large openings in the upper bout with decorative grill inserts.
Tenor Ukulele - Modèle Armstrong
Robert Armstrong is a musician and artist who has decorated several of my instruments with detailed oil paintings. This is his design, combining my tenor ukulele with some original shapes, appointments and decorative etching on the sides and back. Look for examples of Bob's paintings on some of the guitars on my Gallery page.
The Modèle Armstrong has apostrophe-shaped sound holes, features a 7 3/4" cone, a hard curly maple steel reinforced neck with ebony stripe, ebony fretboard, ebony tieblock, ebony/koa headstock overlay with Art Deco logo, aluminum inlay markers, brass body plated in bright nickel with etched trim lines, and 4:1 planetary tuners. The scale length is 17 inches.