We met luthier Mitsuta Morihiko through Kyas - a world renowned ukulele artist. Mitsuta was born in Kure, Japan and started making ukuleles in 2001. Mitsuta's Mount Fuji-voiced brace design produces clear and warm ukulele tones. His unique design and perfection to work attracts top ukulele players.`
Bird UC 200 used Moon Spruce as a top, and Indian Rosewood as a back and side wood.
Moon Spruce - Originating from Switzerland, Moon spruce possesses a white snowy appearance and a straight, tight wood grain. It can accommodate different climates exceptionally, which makes it one of the more durable and stable tone woods. It takes time to open up but its sound will have rich overtones in tandem with complex tonal harmonics.
Indian Rosewood - One of the most popular and musically loved tonewood, Indian Rosewood has a straight grain, dark red, purple to brown appearance. Rosewood is an oily hard wood, and is remarkably stable to work with. It produces deep sweeping lows, and lush like treble. It works well for all music genres and is especially a favorite among finger-style players.
Top, back and sides are all solid wood. aNueNue uses wood that has been naturally air dried wood and are season for many years before even being put into production. All our solid woods are used for our high end pieces. All aNueNue’s solid wood pieces require time to open up and will develop an overall distinguished more complex harmonic tone quality.
The Spalted-Maple rosette was designed for the elegant look. The rosewood binding extending from the top of the body to the curve was inspired by the concept of moon phases.
The Moon Spruce Bird Series has a classic-headstock design made with a ebony veneer in mother of pearl logo. The Japanese Gotoh UPT tuners with 1:4 gear ratio for precise tuning.
Ebony is a hard dense tone wood with silky smooth feeling. It's a stable wood to be a fretboard, adds brightness to the tone, and faster attack. Fretboard has spalted maple moon phase inlays. The 20-frets design allows for endless tonal possibilities.
Bridge / Saddle
The ebony bridge helps support the string tension. The buffalo bone for the nut which is very hard and articulate. This helps the strings to vibrate and to have a deep resonance. The compensated saddle designed to provide the accurate intonation and produc