Custom Pegasus Guitar. Beautiful New Pegasus 6-String ‘Style 00’ size body Guitar handcrafted by luthier Bob Gleason of Kurtistown, HI. Bob handcrafts some of not only the most aesthetically pleasing guitars and ukuleles available on the market but also professional recording level instruments for both the professional musician and recreational player.
Built in the style 00 small body, this guitar is great for both travel and stage performance. It has all the benefits of a slightly smaller sized body with the volume and projection of a full-sized instrument. The back and sides of the instrument are made of rare and coveted Hawaiian Milo wood, handpicked on the Island of Hawai’i and the soundboard was fashioned from musician’s grade Redwood. The neck has been carved from solid Honduran mahogany wood with an adjustable truss rod accessed from the inside of the body for fine adjusting, if necessary. The fretboard has been slightly radiused for ease of play on the wrist angle of the player and is crafted of exotic Hawaiian Keawe wood with a matching Keawe wood bridge in keeping with the Hawaiian hardwood theme of the guitar. Hand fashioned Ebony wood bridge pins with abalone shell inlay. The top and back binding, fretboard binding, and headstock binding are handcrafted from prized Hawaiian curly Koa wood, harvested from fallen logs removed from the Koa belt on the island of Hawai’i, roughly 4,000 – 6,000 feet elevation above sea level. The Hawaiian Koa binding presents an elegant contrast with that of the Hawaiian Milo wood, which only grows in coastal areas near the shoreline and is extremely difficult to attain sets large enough for a guitar. Gorgeous matching master grade Hawaiian Koa wood burl headstock veneer for aesthetic appeal. Gorgeous abalone shell top purfling and matching double abalone shell rosette and a mother-of-pearl ‘Pegasus’ logo inlay on the headstock with matching abalone shell position markers. Special ‘Honu’ or Hawaiian sea turtle inlaid on the fretboard for quick reference for the 12th fret. The heel cap also has a hand-cut piece of abalone shell. All the shell inlay is solid shell. No laminates were used. The tuners are professional Grover close-geared tuners with black ebony wood buttons hand fashioned by Bob for precise tuning at a natural and comfortable “wood” feel. Mi-Si active no/battery preamp with Fishman transducer bridge element for quick plug-n-play feature. Added custom feature with hand-carved koa wood volume knob. Bone nut and saddle and a high gloss poreless nitrocellulose finish.
All of Bob’s guitars and 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. Bob’s instruments have perfectly set intonation, are very cleanly built, and offer precise tones all the way up the neck. The Hawaiian Milo wood back and sides and Redwood soundboard give this instrument a nice warm and balanced tone with clean notes all the way up the neck.
Pegasus Guitars and Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom instruments from Bob Gleason!!!