Preowned. 2017. Beautiful Custom Luis Feu de Mesquita Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in Greenwood, Ontario, Canada.
Luis Alberto Feu de Mesquita and his ancestry goes back to Andalusia in the south of Spain where the modern guitar evolved. Coming from this region, he was exposed to the richness and passion of Flamenco from an early age. He built his first guitar in his mid-teens and ended up making guitars for other members in his band. By age 18 he had already built and repaired several guitars, ultimately finding that construction was more fulfilling than playing.
After moving to Canada in 1970 to attend college Luis graduated as a mechanical engineer, began his career, married, and had children. Throughout this entire period of time, he continued building and repairing guitars after work and on weekends. Later, life changing events brought him to the summation that he needed to nourish his passion for building guitars and LFdM Guitars was born. From then, Luis subsequently undertook more formal training with master luthier Sergei de Jonge to further refine his skills.
Engineering has also contributed significantly to his approach to luthiery and brought out the desire for perfection with every instrument he built.
This beautiful LFDM tenor ukulele was handcrafted of premium Cocobolo wood back and sides with a nice tight-grain musician’s grade European Spruce soundboard. Macassar Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge with side position markers on positions on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 19 for quick top down reference. Matching Macassar Ebony wood top and back binding with a Canadian Sumac headstock veneer, rosette, and matching end graft. Beautiful arm bevel for an easy cradle when playing in keeping with the elegant theme of the instrument. Black-white-black wood accent lines all throughout. Dual upper bout side sound port for monitor like experience. Spanish Cedar neck. Slotted headstock design with professional Grover geared tuners for quick and precise tuning.
Deep resonant tone with excellent clarity. Nice projection and sustain. A wonderful ukulele for both the recreational player and the professional musician. ID#: 190017