Custom Kawika Tenor Ukulele

カビカ・テナー・ウクレレ (特別注文)

Custom ukuleles by Kawika Ukuleles. Beautiful Kawika Tenor Ukulele in amazing near mint, original condition. This piece is tremendously rare and with David Hurd no longer accepting orders Kawika Ukuleles are amongst the best sounding, most desired and rare Hawaii-made player ukuleles around. Handcrafted on the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii.

Kawika makes incredible ukes! We’ve owned a number of his pieces thus far and each one (redwood, koa, cedar, or douglas fir tops) has its own aesthetic appeal and tonal quality. But there are certainly consistent character traits in David’s building in terms of sound that really carries through on each piece.

Gorgeous Hawaiian Koa back, & sides with Western Cedar soundboard. 20-fret ebony wood fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, ebony wood bridge, and top faux tortoise shell top binding. 14-fret jointed solid koa wood neck, graphite rod insert in neck for added stability and increased sustain, and a high gloss finish that illuminates the natural characteristics of the wood. The Western Cedar top does make for a very rich and full sounding instrument with exceptional warmth and clarity all the way up the neck! Crisp, clean and precise. The uke also has exceptional volume and remarkable sustain. There is certainly a player’s – “presence” – about it. This is one of the best sounding Kawika ukes I’ve come across! This wood combination is spot on!!

Kawika has stopped building ukuleles for quite some time now but his ukuleles are amongst the most desired custom ukuleles around. Kawika ukuleles have a nice crisp, clean and precise tone with excellent balance & sustain. I don’t come across Kawika’s pieces very often, maybe once or twice a year at most and they usually don’t stick around very long as well. This one is dated 1998 and is Kawika’s #3rd instrument.

Price: SOLD

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