Doug Pudney (at Hindmarsh Valley ukuleles), is a local artist, musical instrument craftsman and luthier with 45 years experience making instruments. Doug started making classical guitars in 1974 as a hobbyist and has since ventured into making custom ukuleles. His ukes have beautiful artistry and a magnifcient sound due to his unique carbon fiber radial bracing sytsem. The lightweight nature, but yet strength of his carbon fiber bracing system means that the sound board is very uninhibited. As a result, this ukulele sings with a brilliant resonance!
Note: these ukes are imbued with Doug's passion and artistry, taking over 70 hours to make! Each uke is unique and eye catching. This uke would serve someone well who wants a ukulele that isn't just a ukulele, but both a piece of art-work from a local luthier using the highest grade of timbers, has unparalleled character and a beauitful tone, perfect intonation and a beautiful feel. Price is reflective of the most premium woods used in its construction, the time it was taken to hand-craft and its beauty as both a high quality instrument and a piece of art.
Spotted tiger maple top, sides and back (RARE!)
Tasmanian oak binding
African ebony bridge with abalone inlay
Bone nut and saddle
Ebony tail piece
Victorian ash neck (eucalyptus regnans)
Rosewood CNC’d fretboard
Abalone neck inlay
Carbon fiber radial bracing (radiating from bridge)
Carbon fiber bridge doctor (to prevent bridge bellying)
$1,800.00 Regular Price