(Circa 2012). A work of art! Custom DeVine Tenor Ukulele built on the island of Maui, HI. This Custom DeVine Tenor Ukulele is as new as a preowned ukulele could possible get. It remains in beautiful original condition and was meticulously cared for. With a waitlist of 2-3 years on average, Eric DeVine handcrafts a limited number of premium ukuleles per year and some of the finest ukuleles in the world. If you were looking for one of the best in high-end ukes, you’ll be very pleased with the craftsmanship and tones of a custom DeVine ukulele.
This masterpiece is the ‘Muse’ model by designation and employs an alternate upper bout porting system on the soundboard along with a hybrid kasha bracing in channeling the vibrations in a unique way to the benefit of a great sounding ukulele. It was handcrafted from a premium master grade “Pink” Hawaiian curly Koa face, back and sides with rare blond curly Koa binding on face and back and bound fretboard. Eric came across this special Koa wood many years back and had enough for about three complete tenors – one of which is this gorgeous set of “Pink” Hawaiian curly Koa wood. I handpicked this set of the three available sets available for this special build – and looking back I wish I had bought all three. The natural hues of the Hawaiian Koa have a light pink to it and remarkably it remains to be the only tree that we have come across thus far to bear this unique pigment in the wood. Absolutely stunning! Bone nut and saddle. Solid Mahogany neck with graphite rod for added stability. Ebony fretboard and bridge and abalone shell inlay on the soundboard for aesthetic appeal. Matching abalone shell position markers have been inlaid on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17.
Beautiful matching ‘pink hue’ paua shell rosette around upper bout soundhole and matching ‘pink’ paua shell purfling on the soundboard. Side sound port for monitor-like effect. Classic ebony wood headstock cap with ‘paua’ abalone shell DeVine [ V ] logo and vine inlay. Elegant black-white pin-striped purfling on top, back, and sides. Professional fine-tune Waverly open-geared machine tuners for precise tuning and classic appeal. Nitrocellulose high-gloss finish. Incredible tone with perfect intonation. Tremendous clarity and sustain with warm, rich and complex tones. ID#200029
Total length in inches: 26 1/4″
Body length in inches: 12″
Upper bout width in inches: 6 1/2″
Lower bout width in inches: 8 3/4″
Upper bout depth in inches: 2 3/4″
Lower bout depth in inches: 3″