Deposit on a Nguni electric Tenor Guitar build.
On payment of the deposit we will create a Trello card for your build, a link for which will be emailed to you. The final specs can be ironed out on either Trello or email.
Most Nguni builds range from $625 to $845 depending on options selected.
Padded gig bag and shipping included.
Carefully set up with a comfortable low action and ready to rock out of the box.
Volume and tone knobs. Polished 304 stainless steel hardware.
Most parts are created in-house from scratch, including the bridge control plate, pickup and the neck. The only outsourced parts are the electronics and the machine-heads.
The pick-up is hand scatter wound and wax potted – i.e. soaked in hot bees wax – giving it a distinctive tone with no unwanted feedback. We use Alnico 5 magnets.
Hand-carved bone nut and wenge/bone saddle.
This instrument uses regular electric guitar strings.
Padded gig bag included.
The woodwork is hand-routed, sanded and spray painted in-house.
More info about the Nguni at : https://www.fannerelectricukulele.com/nguni-tenor-guitar/
You can see a demo of the Nguni on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFvzDMmMvU
There are several other demo videos on our YouTube channel.
This ukulele is a pure electric solid body ukulele, that must be played through a guitar amplifier. It has a great unique sound that lends itself to being played with over-drive and other standard electric guitar effects.
Strings are regular electric guitar strings. You can use a set of 11’s and add a 13 for a high g or use the fourth string from the set for a low G. You can use thinner strings but the tuning stability becomes less manageable with thinner strings. Thicker strings are also ok. 12’s give a tight feel but 13’s are a bit too stiff. It comes down to personal preference.