Circa 2016. Custom DeVine “Mother-Of-Curl Tree” Tenor Ukulele handcrafted on the island of Maui, HI by master luthier Eric DeVine. Eric handcrafts a select number of instruments per year using only the finest grade of woods and materials available. With a prestige and craftsmanship like no other, DeVine ukuleles are amongst some of the absolute finest ukuleles available in the world and highly sought after. His attention to detail and love of his craft is a testimony to the caliber of instruments he produces, many of which continue to be adorned by musicians worldwide including world-renowned musician Eddie Vedder.
This gorgeous DeVine tenor ukulele is handcrafted of the famed “Mother-of-Curl Tree” – a premium Hawaiian curly Koa wood face, back and sides handpicked from a limited stock of reserve musician’s grade Koa wood in Eric’s stock of premium woods. The gorgeous and highly figured curly Hawaiian Koa wood adds to the overall elegant ambiance of this beautiful piece. Solid flamed Hawaiian Koa wood neck with graphite rod for added stability and increased sustain of the ukulele. Ebony fingerboard and bridge and a paua “abalone” style rosette and matching top purfling for an elegant appeal. Gorgeous dark curly Koa wood top and back binding with a matching bound fretboard for ease of play up and down the neck. Bone nut and saddle. Meticulous scroll inlay on the fingerboard, bridge, and matching position markers have been inlaid on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17.
Classic headstock design with ebony wood veneer and mother-of-pearl abalone shell DeVine logo inlay. Elegant black-white pin-striped purfling on top, back, and sides. A side sound port for monitor-like effect and professional fine-tune Waverly open-geared machine tuners for precise tuning and classic appeal. Nitrocellulose high-gloss finish.
DeVine ukuleles have a tone all to themselves. Remarkable clarity and sustain with perfectly set intonation as well. There is no compromise to the work that has been done and no expense spared of time or resource for the build. Beautiful aesthetics parallel the warm, rich and complex tones offered by this wonderful ukulele. One of the best in high-end custom ukuleles in the world, you’ll be very pleased with the craftsmanship and tones of a custom DeVine ukulele.