Zimnicki "Reclaim Detroit" Soprano Ukulele
Michigan craftsman Gary Zimnicki, in conjunction with Reclaim Detroit Construction, has used salvaged 100+ year old wood from a deconstructed Detroit home to make a wonderful uke. The top is made from a Douglas fir ceiling joist, while the back and sides were made from maple floorboard. This uniquely Michigan instrument offers the warmth, volume, and tone that comes only with the use of well-aged tonewoods. More Details...
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A great setup can make a world of difference. This instrument has been thoroughly inspected and expertly set up to play comfortably and sound its best.
Elderly Warranty: One year Manufacturer's Warranty: Limited lifetime
- Top is from a Douglas Fir ceiling joist
- Back and sides are maple floorboards (with nail holes and all)
- Binding, decorative joinery strips, and bridge are locally grown walnut
- Seven-piece back is attractive and highlights the narrow dimensions of the maple's source
- Engraved pearl rendering of the original house (once located just a few blocks from the famed Motown Records Studio) adorns the headstock
- Waverly friction pegs
- Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dots
- Simple rosette and top purfling
- Gloss finish
- Aquila strings. As seen in the Spring, 2014 issue of UKULELE magazine