"We build guitars and ukuleles in our San Francisco workshop using wood free, worry free Ekoa, and carbon fiber composites. Advanced molding and machining techniques are blended with traditional instrument craft. All of our instruments share hollow neck construction for enhanced tone and durability." -Joe Luttwak & Kyle Wolf, Blackbird
TME is happy to be stocking Clara ukes from the Blackbird Guitar Company! We're always on the lookout for sustainably-made, travel-friendly instruments--but the tone of non-wooden instruments typically leaves a lot to be desired. Not so with these beautiful ukes! Handmade in San Francisco, the Clara is constructed from Blackbird's patented 'EKoa,' a plant-fiber-based linen, which is layered and molded to form the body and neck of the uke. They're extremely lightweight (the neck is hollow!), extremely resonant, and resistant to the pesky issues of humidity that usually put a damper on your plans to travel with your uke. But most importantly--the tone is fantastic. So good, in fact, that we were a bit shocked. Once you get one of these in your hands and strum it, we think you will be too. Priced with gig bag, featuring Misi-Fishman pickup!
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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.