Circa 2015. Custom DeVine 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 premium Hawaiian curly Koa face, back and sides handpicked from a limited stock of reserve musician’s grade Koa wood. A gorgeous but subtle sunburst has been applied to add to the elegant feel of this world-class ukulele subduing the golden hues of the overall wood but adding to the elegant ambiance of this beautiful piece. Solid Honduras mahogany wood neck with graphite rod for added stability and increased sustain of the ukulele. Ebony fingerboard and bridge and an elegant 18K gold leaf rosette and gold leaf purfling inlay on the soundboard for aesthetic appeal. Gorgeous Ebony wood top and back binding with a matching bound fretboard for ease of play up and down the neck. Bone nut and saddle. Meticulous gold leaf scroll inlay on the fingerboard, bridge, and matching side position markers have been inlaid on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17.
Classic ebony wood headstock cap with 18K gold leaf and silver 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.