Raiders of the Lost Uke
Our friend Doug loves film and archeology. Together we designed the “Raiders of the Lost Uke” special edition tenor. The idea was something rustic yet sophisticated. The sides of the fret board have sprocket holes while the frets delineate the frames in a film strip. The position markers are inspired by Hawaiian petroglyphs in the form of semaphores that spell out the word “TANIS” — the lost city where the Ark was found. These lead to the sound hole where the ark itself is found floating above the walnut & diamond rosette.