Circa. 2017. Beautiful Lymana 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted with an upper-bout porting system by luthier Lyman Ashikawa of Honolulu, HI. Lyman handcrafts some of not only the most aesthetically pleasing ukuleles available on the market but also professional recording level instruments for both the professional musician and recreational player. Mr. Kazuyuki Sekiguchi of Southern All-Stars (Japan) and legendary ukulele player Bill Tapia (Hawaii) are amongst the elite group of musicians who have throughly enjoyed the sound and playability of Lymana Ukuleles.
This beautiful custom Lymana tenor ukulele boasts a master grade Pacific Northwest Redwood soundboard for great clarity and a nice warm tone with a perfectly quarter sawn back and sides set of East-Indian Rosewood, giving this instrument exceptional low end and mid-range. An elegant top and back binding give the instrument an subtle contrast to the natural hues of the East-Indian Rosewood used on this beautiful ukulele. The neck has been carved from Spanish Cedar and includes a graphite truss rod for added structural integrity and sustain. Macassar Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge with a matching Ebony wood head plate and classic ‘L’ Lymana logo in mother-of-pearl. Slotted headstock with Gold Schertler tuners and black buttons for smooth and precise tuning. Classy abalone shell rosette with red-black purfling lines and side position markers on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 for quick player reference from a top-down perspective. High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body with a satin style finish on the neck for smooth play up and down the fingerboard. Zigzag backstop and matching end graft.
The East-Indian Rosewood back and sides, combined with the Pacific Northwest Redwood soundboard give this instrument a wide breath of tones with an excellent low end and mid-range and a nice warm tone all together. Excellent clarity, wonderful sustain and exceptional projection as well. All of Lyman’s ukuleles are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and with stunning attention to detail. They are amongst the most sought after ukuleles and yet some of the most difficult to acquire. A true work of art aesthetically with some of the cleanest luthiery techniques employed by the 21st century ukulele luthier. ID#190057
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