A beautiful new Custom Vento Tenor Cutaway Ukulele handcrafted on the island of Hawai’i by Fred Vento of Vento Music. This is the first and only cutaway model that Fred has built to date and a wonderful ukulele with a focus on ‘simple elegance’.
This Custom Vento Tenor Cutaway Ukulele has its back and sides handcrafted of Hawaiian Koa wood, handpicked on the Island of Hawai’i and the soundboard was fashioned from musician’s grade Cedar wood that has been perfectly quartersawn. The neck has been carved from solid Honduran mahogany wood for added stability and increased sustain on the instrument. The fretboard has been slightly radiused for ease of play on the wrist angle of the player and was crafted of Macassar Ebony wood with a matching Ebony wood bridge and headstock plate. Classic tie-bridge construction with the top and back binding, fretboard binding, and headstock binding handcrafted from Bigleaf Maple wood harvested from the Pacific Northwest. Elegant black-white-black-white-black accent lines around the soundboard with a simpler black-white-black accent line on the sides and back and a matching rosette. Beautiful ‘Vento’ Bigleaf Maple wood logo inlay on the headstock with Maple wood position markers on 5, 7, 10, and 12 in keeping with the theme of the instrument. A simple but elegant contrast between the red and brown hues of the Hawaiian Koa and the soft blonde colors of the Maple wood. Slotted headstock design with professional open-geared Grover tuners and a 14:1 gear ratio for precise tuning. Bone nut and saddle and a high gloss poreless nitrocellulose finish. This Vento cutaway model is the first of its kind and the only cutaway model Fred has ever made with regards to his ukuleles.
This beautiful Vento tenor cutaway ukulele really sings and has excellent volume and sustain with a nice warm and round tone. Highly recommended for those with slightly larger hands or perhaps guitar players who are looking for a fuller neck design. Nows your chance to have a phenomenal player instrument from one of Hawaii’s hidden luthiers, Fred Vento of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Only a few instruments are handcrafted yearly.