(C.2011). Excellent condition. Custom ukuleles by Ukulele Pu’uwai. Beautiful custom tenor ukulele handcrafted by master luthier and Pastor Woodley White of Na’alehu on the Big Island of Hawaii. Woodley has been handcrafting some of the finest classical guitars available on the market for over 20 years and all from the picturesque views of the Ocean View coastline near the southernmost tip of the island. Incorporating his knowledge and understanding of guitar luthiery in to each ukulele commission, Woodley utilizes the finest materials and aspires to “raise each player to a new level of sound, playability, and beauty.”
This wonderful custom Ukulele Pu`uwai, or “Heart” ukulele, is crafted from a gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood top, back, and sides, Gabon Ebony wood fretboard, Cocobolo wood bridge, Ebony wood top and back binding with a stylish matching Ebony wood headstock plate. The neck is carved from Honduran Mahogany wood for added stability and the soundboard has an elegant blue purfling for classic appeal. Gorgeous paua shell rosette with matching fretboard position markers for easy identification on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12. Traditional 14 fret joint to the body with 19 overall frets to the sound hole. Slotted headstock with professional Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle and a nitrocellulose high gloss finish – slight overspray around the bridge area.
Classic punchy Koa sound with excellent projection and clarity. The instrument is very well balanced tonally all the way up the neck and a joy to play. A wonderful player ukulele.
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