The instrument is scaled after the original Augusto Dias ukuleles of the late 1800s/ early 1900s. Augusto Dias was one of three luthiers along with Manuel Nunes and Jose do Espirito Santo who are credited with inventing the early ukulele.
This beautiful custom Glyph is handcrafted from rare and desirable quilted Hawaiian curly Koa tone wood face, back and sides. Solid dark koa wood neck. The fingerboard and headstock are carved from a combination of woods in rope marquetry fashion for aesthetic appeal with a matching rosette. Bridge pin set up. In keeping with the theme of the instrument, the uke has a narrow waist, twelve frets to the body, top and back rope marquetry, and Peghead tuners which resemble the classic friction tuners of yesteryear with the benefits of a geared tuner for precise tuning and playability.
This instrument is a phenomenal player ukulele. Lots of depth and a host of complex tones from such a little body. The uke is also remarkably light but very well balanced and constructed. The joints are clean and all seams are tight. The body as a whole seems to resonate and not only the soundboard. You can feel the instrument vibrate with each chord picked or strummed.
Beautiful tones, great sustain, excellent projection from a very rare custom Glyph tenor ukulele.