Tenor ukuleles almost ready!

These four tenor ukes are practically building themselves, after the comparatively huge recent bass guitars & dreadnought. The finish & bridges are glued on to all of them, and this week we’re stringing & setting them up. It’s always fun to hear a brand new instrument after weeks of anticipation.

Contact David if you’re interested in one.

Tenor ukuleles on the way

After working on the basses & dreadnought, these four tenor ukes are coming together quickly. Lots of northern California tonewood for this batch: two Monterey cypress from Point Arena (a neighboring town on the southern Mendocino coast), and two acacia from San Francisco’s Presidio. There are both X-braced & ladder-braced tops for each wood variety, so we’re eager to hear the difference.

Other features: ebony fingerboard, 16-7/8″ string length, Sitka spruce bracing, hot hide glue construction, abalone or mother-of-pearl Dart logo/fingerboard markers/side dots.

If you’re interested in reserving one of these beauties, contact David.

Brand new instruments: “Butterflies” cocobolo dreadnought & two acoustic bass guitars

Happy Solstice from Dart Instruments! Brighten up the darkest day of the year with these dazzling photos of David’s latest creations. More information about these spectacular instruments below. The fretted acoustic bass guitar is currently FOR SALE – $5,000 USD (does not include shipping or sales tax). Get in touch if you have any questions – thanks for looking!

“Butterflies” Dreadnought

Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar (Fretted)

Koa Fretless Acoustic Bass Guitar

End-of-year instrument sale!

Luthier David Dart in his showroom with some of his creations, December 2018
Top row (L to R): South American rosewood/Sitka spruce 00 guitar; Koa/Sitka OM guitar; Madagascar rosewood/Sitka 00 guitar; Cherry/Sitka 00 guitar; Maple/Sitka A-5 mandolin. On table: Acacia (L) & Jarrah (R) baritone ukuleles. Bottom row (L to R): Mahogany 8-String Hawaiian-style lap steel guitar; Koa/Sitka acoustic bass; Mahogany/Spruce OM guitar with Gene Parsons Stringbender. 

Some of these instruments are a couple years old & have some nicks and dings from folks testing them out, so we’re lowering prices on a select handful, hoping they’ll find a happy home. They might not be in perfect brand new mint condition, but they’ve been well set up & played in. Everything sounds & feels fantastic – stop by the Dart Instruments showroom at 520 Hwy. 128 in Philo, California to try one out!

Koa & Sitka spruce OM guitar$4000 $2500

South American rosewood/Sitka spruce 00 guitar$4000 $3200

Madagascar rosewood/Sitka spruce 00 guitar$5000 $4500

Maple & Sitka spruce A5 mandolin$3500 $3200

Acacia & jarrah baritone ukuleles$2000 $1800

Prices do not include sales tax or shipping. Visit the Dart Instruments Inventory page for more information, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.