C. 2015. Beautiful Toda Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in Japan with the utmost care and a feel of simple elegance with remarkable projection, sustain, and tone. A highly recommended recording level instrument that is rarely seen outside of Japan.
This wonderful Toda tenor ukulele was handcrafted of Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and a nice silky German spruce soundboard. Madagascar Rosewood is only found on the African island of Madagascar and ranges in color from a light yellow-brown color to a darker orange or reddish brown. It is highly regarded in the guitar community for its tonal qualities and has made its way to the ukulele community in limited quantities due to the rarity of the wood. The fingerboard and bridge was cut from Gabon Ebony wood in keeping with the theme of natural elegance in the build. Honduras mahogany wood neck for added stability. Hawaiian curly Koa wood wood top and back binding with a matching end graft and rosette also gives a mild contrast to the German spruce soundboard while showcasing technique, creativity, and skill of the luthier, Mr. Toda. Curly Hawaiian Koa wood pick guard. Slotted headstock. Professional Gotoh open-geared tuners for reduced weight and quick and precise tuning. Elegant non-poreless satin style finish.
Tonally, this tenor ukulele is wonderful! The X-Bracing gives this instrument tremendous projection, sustain, and clarity in both lower and higher positions on the neck. Excellent note separation as well. This ukulele is a tough one to find in the US. ID#190068