Wisp electric ukulele. Available in baritone scale length 19″, tenor scale length 17″ and as a tenor guitar. Dual pickup with 3 way selector.
Custom built to your choice of colour with a variety of necks available. Wenge, birdseye maple fretboards on maple or solid maple necks among other options. Also available in oiled burmese teak.
Pricing: From $445.00 (plus $100 Shipping worldwide)
Previous Wisp Electric Ukulele builds.
Ideal for kids and adults of all ages.
This unique little instrument is created using mostly recycled timber from various species of timber for the body and a maple neck with your choice of plain maple, curly maple, birdseye maple, or wenge fretboards. Many of the parts are created in-house from scratch, eg the bridge control plate, pickups and the neck. The only outsourced parts are the electronics and the machine-heads.
The pick-ups are hand scatter wound and wax potted – meaning they are soaked in hot bees wax – giving them a distinctive tone with no unwanted feedback.
The woodwork is hand-routed, sanded and spray – painted in-house as well.
The total size is 690 x 250x 55 mm.
You can listen to it on SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/user-972955959/wisp-by-fanner-guitar-works
This is a pure electric solid body ukulele with a 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