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The idea started with having an instrument for the maker’s four-year-old daughter and turned into a concert-sized ukulele that’s collecting design awards. Made from an new bio-based composite material called Ekoa, the Blackbird Clara is an innovative new ukulele from a boundary-stretching San Francisco company.


Excerpted from Ukulele No. 7, Winter 2014