Leading Tone is pleased to announce the arrival of Naughty Little Monkey guitars and ukuleles. Naughty Little Monkey instruments are handcrafted in Olympia, WA by luthier Will Eikleberry. Will is a graduate of the Summit School of Lutherie in British Columbia and honed his skills at the Santa Cruz Guitar Company before setting up his own shop. Will builds a wide variety of stringed instruments including professional quality flattop guitars and ukuleles in addition to his line of cigar box instruments.
Don’t let the 3/4 size of this L-0 style guitar fool you. This instrument sings with a full and well balanced voice. This guitar boasts solid mahogany top, back, sides, and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and is adorned with tortoise binding. The scale length is a modest 23″ which still allows for comfortable playing.
This cigar box concert ukulele is a truly unique instrument and they have been gaining quite a bit of popularity recently. This instrument sports a handcarved maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, quality geared tuners, and…grommets! The best feature of this ukulele is the handmade piezo pickup system which allows the player to experiment with plugging in. Will builds a full line of these cigar box instruments including tin can resonator guitars to fretless 3 string ukuleles. This certainly is an instrument for the musician who has everything!
This tenor Ukulele is a beautiful piece. This ukulele was built with very nice solid mahogany for the top, back, sides, and neck. The headstock overlay and fingerboard on this example are made from maple and it has a 17″ scale length. This instrument has a full and robust sound and is a pleasure to play.
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the shop and try out a Naughty Little Monkey instrument. You won’t be disappointed!