Sometimes we get lost in the details, eyes pouring over bindings and inlays. A ukulele is a musical instrument, not an oil painting. Often enough, the plain look can be more beautiful, drawing the eyes instead to the contours and sleek curves of the body.
This maple tenor from John S. Kinnard has an unadorned fretboard, no binding to speak of and a simple rosette around the sound hole, with a slim and unassuming headstock. The simplistic and minimalist nature of this instrument draws the eyes to the fretboard, where you’ll feel the urge to pick it up and strum a few notes.
It’s what the ukulele is all about.