With a sustainably-sourced solid myrtlewood top, Breedlove ECO Collection Lu’au S Tenor ukulele has a distinct look and vibrant tone! The uke features a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of typical tone-robbing softwoods for back and sides. Sharing a Pacific Ocean coastline with Hawaiian koa, native Oregon myrtle has a similar bright ping, but borrows some of mahogany’s depth and warmth for a unique, powerful ukulele presence.
Tenor ukes, the favorite of hailed modern aces like Jake Shimabukuro, have a throaty sonority that appeals to guitar players and a longer 17” scale that facilitates translating hot licks from six strings to four. The natural finish on this full-shouldered tenor Lu’au, equipped with geared tuners and Aquila Super Nylgut strings, will appeal to traditionalists, too.