Circa 2012. New old stock. Never preowned. An extremely rare full Custom G-String ‘Signature Series’ Tenor Ukulele that was handcrafted on Oahu by Derek Shimizu of G-String Ukulele Co. at the time of its construction. The ‘Signature Series’ is regarded as the premiere line of ukulele handcrafted by Derek Shimizu and is reserved to only a very limited number of pieces per year. Each is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail and tone from the finest woods and luthier materials.
This gorgeous Custom G-String ‘Signature Series’ Tenor Ukulele was handcrafted of rare Hawaiian curly Koa wood back and sides with a musician’s grade Spruce top. Solid Honduran Mahogany wood neck for added stability and increased sustain, Ebony wood fretboard and bridge with a gorgeous faux tortoise shell top and back binding for an elegant appeal, and rare slotted headstock design attributing to a very unique personality of its own. The instrument also boasts a stunningly beautiful abalone shell top purfling and double Koa wood and matching abalone shell rosette with accent purling lines throughout the soundboard and rosette of this amazing piece. The instrument also has a Koa wood bound headstock, professional Gotoh slotted headstock machine tuners for precise tuning and a pore less high gloss finish. Rare cutaway model for quick and easy reach in the higher positions on the neck and a professional Fishman pickup for quick plug and play as well.
Excellent playability and wonderful clarity and sustain. The tones and clarity are absolutely amazing on this instrument. Nice deep lows with well balanced mid-range and crisp highs all the way up the neck. The intonation is perfect as well. I highly recommend G-String Ukuleles, they are wonderful instruments and are absolutely amazing but the ‘Signature Series’ is truly a benchmark piece on the landscape of premium ukuleles!