Gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides with all Koa wood neck and bridge. The fretboard, soundboard, and rosette are bound with a classic rope marquetry for aesthetic appeal. Original ‘Aloha Hawaii’ decal on headstock with ‘Made in Hawaii – Akai’ and ‘Made in Hawaii – Taboo’ wood branding inside the soundhole. This was typically done by earlier builders to distinguish the instruments actually made in Hawaii from those that were brought in to Hawaii from the continental USA and sold at local music stores. Classy early scroll headstock design for aesthetic appeal.
This uke plays wonderfully too. It is not only a nice player uke it is a true historical piece as well. A classic ukulele from Hawaii’s golden age.