• Tenor-long: 18 inch scale
• All solid mahogany body, top, back, and sides.
• Radiused Rosewood Fretboard
• ZeroGlide™ Zero Fret
• Hand Carved, Multi-Colored Wood Pirate Inlay
• Peghed Tuners
• Gig bag
• Handcrafted in the USA
$695, free shipping to continental US
Inspired by Walt Disney’s original Pirates of the Caribbean Trio…and talking skull. Skull inlay designed by our ex-Cast Member/Pirates operator Jessica Agg.
My plan at this time is to make a series of twelve. #003 is mine, numbers 001 and 004 were sold at the Palm Springs Uke Fest and we raffled off 002. We’ll have numbers 005, 006, and 007 at our tenth Annual Reno Ukulele Festival and my family has already reserved three. That leaves two more to build by the end of the year.
If you’d be interested in owning one of these limited edition Pirate Ukes, stop by the Reno Uke Fest May 3-5, 2018 or write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list!
As a lifelong Disneyland fan whose kids both worked the Park, (including one who operated Pirates), I’ve always been enamored by the lute player in ride…more specifically, his instrument. From the look of the frets and knowing how the Imagineers worked in 1966, it’s most assuredly a real instrument and I wanted one badly. But decades after I first saw it, I still couldn’t track one down. So I decided to build a ukulele in tribute.
I wanted it made in the USA, and I finally found a builder in the midwest who was game to bring my design to fruition. The final product, a long neck, solid mahogany tenor, surpassed my expectations. It plays superbly, sounds terrific, but looks like it’s a hundred years old or more…just like the one in the last ride Walt Disney personally oversaw the building of: Pirates of the Caribbean at the original Disneyland in Anaheim.