Circa 2015. Custom Moore Bettah Tenor Ukulele – Hawaiian sea turtle or ‘Honu’. A work of art! Absolutely beautiful custom Moore Bettah ‘Honu’ Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by master luthier Chuck Moore of the Big Island, HI. Chuck handcrafts some of the most desirable ukuleles in the world, many of which have intricate inlay themes that are remarkable in detail and with a tone that would make even the most seasoned professional musician smile. Moore Bettah ukuleles are highly sought after by both professional musicians as well as the recreational player worldwide who are looking for that extra special ukulele .
This wonderful and extremely rare Moore Bettah ‘Honu’ tenor ukulele was handcrafted from the finest materials and is a rare upper bout ported model. Gorgeous master grade premium Hawaiian curly Koa wood top, back, and sides, Ebony wood fretboard, bridge, and matching Hawaiian Koa wood top and back binding with a matching Hawaiian Koa wood bound fretboard. Upper bout porting system on the soundboard that embellishes slightly the mid-range and low end tones of the ukulele, making for a very sweet sound. Sikta spruce 3-fan top bracing on the underside of the soundboard and a Honduran mahogany wood bracing on the back of the ukulele. Side sound port for a monitor like experience, allowing the player to embrace the wonderful sound of each note with wonderful clarity. Solid carbon fiber reinforced Spanish cedar wood neck for a light weight feel and a slightly brighter sound. Elegant soundboard inlay of the Hawaiian ‘Honu’ in green reconstructed stone and Hibiscus inlay of dyed maple burl on the headstock for an aesthetic appeal. Beautiful black-red-black purfling inlay on the top, back, sides, fingerboard, and headstock with a matching black-red-black purfling rosette in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Bone nut and saddle. Strap pin on neck and LR Baggs active pick up for quick plug-and-play. Slotted headstock with professional Grover Sta-Tite geared tuners for quick and precise tuning. Glossy Nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
This instrument is an absolute treasure. Rich and wonderful tones with excellent sustain, clarity, and projection. The instrument is very well balanced tonally all the way up the neck and spot on intonation as well. Highly recommended player piece but also a remarkable piece of functional art. This is as good as it gets for recording artists, weekend giggers, and the uke-lover at heart! ID#: 200017