Meet the incredible artist and Canadian legend who honors us in the
trusted creation of her Signature Tenor Guitar series.
the artist Shari Ulrich
A true icon of Canadian Music, Shari Ulrich is a gifted song writer, musician, humanitarian and the lead influence behind the Songbird Tenor Guitar. With 25 records, 2 Juno awards to her credit Shari remains a warm, down to earth human being and it’s impossible to attend a performance without being mesmerized by her warmth, charm, humility and incomparable talent.
The master of flute, violin, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and tenor guitar, Ms. Shari takes an inanimate musical instrument and releases it’s inner voice.
From Shari’s personal page, Her words best describe the legacy of this incredible person.
“Originally a California girl, Shari Ulrich settled on the west coast of Canada in 1970, and soon launched her life in music. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar, dulcimer, harmonica), she’s been winning hearts across North America with her voice, sublime songs and on-stage charisma ever since. From her time with the legendary Pied Pumkin to The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist, her career has resulted in 25 albums to date, including collaborations with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor (BTU), and more recently The High Bar Gang, a 7+piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall and Colin Nairne. Along the way, she has garnered 2 JUNO awards and several nominations, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.
Not surprisingly, Shari’s daughter Julia Graff, also a multi-instrumentalist, began accompanying Shari on stage at the age of 12. Receiving a Masters degree from McGill University in music (sound recording), Julia is now a busy engineer, producer, and music editor in film and television. Among other projects, Julia engineered and co-produced Shari’s last three albums with partner and fellow McGill grad, James Perrella. Julia’s violin and signature familial vocal blend is frequently heard in Shari’s concerts and recordings.
Shari tours much of the year in a variety of configurations: from solo to a trio that includes Julia and fellow High Bar Gang member, Kirby Barber, to a quartet with pianist Cindy Fairbank, and with a full band. Shari also performs with BTU and the High Bar Gang, and produces and hosts Vancouver’s SongBird North series (for 23 years) for the Songwriters Association of Canada.
An accomplished and dynamic performer, Shari makes any sized audience feel they are in her living room – drawn in by her insightful lyrics, and her engaging warmth and humour.
Her ninth solo album, Back To Shore (June 2019, Borealis Records)showcases Ulrich’s award-winning songwriting, musicianship, and vocals at their finest. With songs that delve with unique insight into the joys and sorrows of the human condition, Back To Shore brilliantlyreflects the depth, range and caliber of this highly regarded Canadian artist.
Now, Meet The Shari Ulrich Songbird ~ O Body Tenor Guitar
Craven Tenor Guitars is honored to create with Ms.Shari’s direction, our beloved, Shari Ulrich Songbird 0 body tenor guitar.
Created in the tradition of the finest 0 Body Tenor ever made, the Songbird is nothing but exquisite craftsmanship and the finest sound woods available today.
Hand selected aged solid Sitka Spruce adorns the top to present bright tones and resonate in a loud voice that’s clear without being shrill. The hand picked solid Mahogany back reverberates in warm rich tones that can only be achieved by the finest of guitars. The beauty of the woods are embellished with abalone binding. Combined together, the Songbird is ideal for the writer, entertainer or novice player who values heirloom quality over mass produced commodity guitars.
Along with the beautiful construction lies our truss rod neck assuring longevity and play ability for the years ahead and when the lights go on and you walk on stage, our onboard CRAVEN XLR8 equalizer is there, ready for you to dial in the sound you richly deserve.
Your Shari Ulrich Songbird is protected in its embroidered, lush-lined hardshell case for safe transport and lifelong protection of your investment. You are welcome to choose our firm sided gig bag if that better suites your needs.
The Shari Ulrich Songbird Signature Model Series 265
Available In these models
Left Handed Electro-Acoustic
Espresso Black Satin,
Vintage Sunrise Satin
Scale Length: 23″
Nut Width : 1 1/4″
String spacing at nut: 1.0″
String spacing at bridge: 1 3/8″
Body Length: 17 1/8″
Waist width: 8 7/8″
Upper Bout Width: 9 7/8″
Side depth at endpin 4 1/8″
Top tone wood: Hand Selected Solid Aged Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Hand Selected Solid Aged Mahogany
Bracing: X- Braced
Bridge: Rosewood, Nylon Saddle
Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Maple
Neck Binding: Vintage Cream with fret markers
Fret markers: Abalone, Start at 3th fret
Top Binding: Abalone
Sound hole: Full Size
Machine heads: Wilkinson Style Closed
String pegs: Abalone crested Ebony
Strap Pin: 1 Mounted, 1 supplied for personal installation
Strings: .032W, .022W, .014, .010 ~ Ideal for 5ths (CGDA) and Chicago tuning ( DGBE)
Equalizer: Craven XLR8 by Cherub
Case: Embroidered Lush Tweed style locking Hardshell case
2 additional Abalone replacement pegs
1 guitar humidifier
Optional Embroidered Firm Side Gig bag
Explore all the Shari Ulrich Songbird Models for the one that’s right for you.
Some models of the Shari Ulrich “Songbird” are nearly sold out!
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What makes it a perfect Tenor Guitar for Professional and New players?
Shari says, ” It’s perfect for anyone wanting to play the guitar and feeling a bit intimidated, or guitar players who want a different tone and range for some songs or, for writers like me who love the variety of inspiration.”