Sirena Musical Instruments has updated the Uno for 2023!
The re-vamped Uno draws from its original retro design and modern playability, and is newly spec’d with a wide-aperture ceramic humbucker based on the venerable T-40 pickup. Combined with an onboard 2-band preamp, the bass sounds fat, funky, and has plenty of clank. Says Southern California luthier, Jeremy Kirsch, “If you ever wondered what a T-40 would sound like if it was a semi-hollow MusicMan, this is it.”
Keeping focus on North-American hardwoods, the 3-piece laminate neck and extensively chambered body of the Uno are made of cherry. “I don’t know why more instruments are not made from cherry,” Kirsch states, “Cherry is adequately stiff for a neck, and it’s beautiful enough on it’s own to make a great-looking body.” Adding a little more flair, the body is bound with an American holly stripe.
Just for fun, the neck joined to the body with an oversized 5/8” stainless steel bolt driven into a large aluminum block embedded in the heel and makes an extremely strong joint. As with most Sirena Instruments, the bridge and much of the hardware is custom made in-house, and comes spec’d with Hipshot Ultralight tuners.
The 2023 Uno weighs in at a svelte 6.8 lbs. and is finished in a color shifting dark purple / deep black affectionately known as “Atomic Aubergine.”