Circa 2016. An extremely rare full Custom G-String ‘Signature Series’ Tenor Ukulele that was handcrafted by Derek Shimizu of G-String Ukulele Co. for ‘Coolcow’. 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 Bear Claw Sitka 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 with a rare ‘Fender-style’ in-line 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, rosette, fingerboard, and headstock of this amazing piece. The instrument also has a faux tortoise shell bound headstock, professional Gotoh 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 gorgeous diamond inlay of blonde curly Koa and abalone shell end graft.
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!