C. 2011. Excellent condition. Custom MP Tenor Ukulele. Beautiful MP 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by luthier Michael Pereira of Shandon, CA. Michael handcrafts beautiful ukuleles with the utmost attention to detail for both the gigging musician as well as recreational player. Michael’s affinity for ukulele luthiery stems from a background of carpentry, starting in the early 80’s and later transitioned in to cabinetry. In 1997, he took up a position at National Guitars where he learned the fine art of instrument luthiery, working his way up as a supervisor of the wood department at the company. In 2004, Michael traveled to Hawaii on vacation and took an interest in the ukulele. Today, Michael continues to enjoy the challenge and art of instrument luthiery where he handcrafts only a very limited number of finely handcrafted ukuleles and guitars each year.
This custom MP tenor ukulele is handcrafted with Pacific Northwest Walnut back and sides and a Spruce soundboard. Mahogany wood neck with a Maple wood stringer for added stability and increased sustain. Gabon Ebony wood fretboard and bridge with a matching Ebony wood top and back binding and end graft for an elegant appeal in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Gorgeous Walnut marquetry rosette with four concentric black accent lines in keeping with the natural earthy feel of the instrument. Classic mother-of-pearl headstock inlay logo [ MP ] and mother-of-pearl position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17 with a 14 fret joint to the body 20 overall frets. Slotted headstock design. Standard lacquer finish (not high gloss or poreless). Professional Grover tuners for smooth and precise tuning.
The tones on this beautiful and rare custom MP tenor ukulele are absolutely wonderful ~ very bright with excellent midrange and balanced lows. MP ukuleles have excellent dynamic range, meaning that they offer great tones when played softly or with great attack. Very comfortable to play all the way up the neck with excellent clarity, wonderful sustain and excellent projection as well. ID#: 180230.