Custom Koa Works Ukulele. A beautiful new Custom Koa Works Tenor Ukulele handcrafted on the Big island of Hawai’i by one of best luthiers in custom ukuleles and guitars out of the Aloha State, Rich Godfrey. This one was just completed and is absolutely stunning in appearance but plays even better than it looks!
Handcrafted of quarter-sawn gorgeous and extremely beautiful curly fiddleback Honduran Mahogany wood on the back and sides with a curly Hawaiian Mango wood center piece, this ukulele is both beautiful and a great sounding instrument. The soundboard is a set of master grade Western Red Cedar, complimenting the Mahogany and Mango woods and adding to the warmth in tone. This beautiful instrument also boasts a “nouveau” style rosette of Hawaiian spalted Mango wood and a musicians grade Macassar ebony fretboard and bridge, consistent with the best in recording level instruments. A 16″ radius has also been added on the fretboard as well for added comfort in higher positions on the neck. Top and back Ebony wood binding and a Hawaiian Mango wood bound fretboard are used in keeping with the simple but elegant theme of the instrument. Sycamore wood top purfling lines for a subtle aesthetic appeal. The bound fretboard also adds for smooth play up and down the neck. Gorgeous paua shell position markers on positions 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 for quick reference. Abalone or ‘paua’ shell ‘Honu’ inlay on headstock representing the Hawaiian sea turtle. Professional Gotoh machine tuners for precise tuning, Spanish Cedar neck with carbon fiber rod for added stability and sustain, Molokai deer antler nut and saddle, and a high-gloss finish with a truly wonderful sound that rings true ‘Hawaii’.
This beauty really sings and has excellent volume and a nice punchy sound. Great for quick chord progressions in both fingerpicking and strumming styles. Absolute stunning piece and a true recording artist piece in every aspect of the build. Nows your chance to have a phenomenal player instrument from one of Hawaii’s best luthiers. ID#190050.