All Wave Ukuleles feature:
- All solid premium grade tonewoods
- Carbon fibre neck reinforcement
- 15' radius domed backs
- 16" radius finger boards
- Scalloped fingerboard at neck body joint
- Reinforced Side port sound hole
- Graph Tech Tusq nut and saddle
- Aquila or Worth strings
- String through body bridge
- Grover machine heads
- Hardwood Top binding
- Hand Rubbed Oil Finish
Tenor body size features:
- 17" Scale length
- 14 Frets to the body
- 8 7/8" Lower bout
- 7" Upper bout
- 12 1/4" body length
- 27" Overall length
- 3" Body Depth (deepest point)
- 1 1/2' Nut Width
- 1 3/4" String spacing at bridge
- 2 1/4" Soundhole
- 1 3/8" Side port soundhole
Moisture Content and Humidity
Because wood is organic and porous, it is affected dimensionally by changes in the amount of moisture it contains. Solid-wood instruments are more susceptible to the effects of changes in humidity than laminated instruments are, and therefore require ongoing attention to their condition.
Protection From Temperature and Humidity
The greatest natural threats to a solid wood instrument are extremes of and rapid changes in temperature and humidity. High humidity can soften the glues used in building an instrument, and can cause the top and back to expand and rise—raising string action too high.
Or, if you live in a drier, low-humidity climate (hot or cold) or travel with your guitar to one, evaporation of moisture from the wood can cause shrinking and cracking. This can happen no matter how old the wood is, and string action can become too low if the top and back shrink enough.
The ideal temperature for solid-wood instruments is in fact normal room temperature, which is about 70 degrees.
The ideal humidity is about 40 to 50 percent. In winter, the heating systems used in many homes can drive temperatures up and humidity levels dangerously low . A good way to protect your Ukulele from drying out is to use a room humidifier.
When an instrument is not in use, it should be kept it in its case along with a small humidifier (of which many are available).
Do not leave an instrument out for long periods near a heating vent, radiator or other heat source; do not leave it exposed to direct sunlight; and do not leave it in a car for long periods. The general rule is to keep it safe from excessive heat, cold, humidity and dryness.
All Wave Ukes feature a string through body design which facilitates greater sustain and tone and also looks clean and enables the bridge profile to be smaller and more streamlined!
The process of changing strings is actually fairly straightforward and you will find it goes quickly once you have done it a few times!
Here is a link to to instructions for the knot to be used and also a basic instructional video showing the process!