A beautiful new Custom Mako Tenor Ukulele handcrafted on the island of Maui by luthier Dennis Kato. This one was just completed and is absolutely stunning in appearance but plays even better than it looks!
This gorgeous Custom Mako ‘Shark’ Tenor Ukulele is handcrafted of quarter-sawn curly Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides. The piece also boasts a Macassar Ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock veneer with Brazilian Ebony fingerboard binding. Solid Maui-grown mahogany wood neck and graphite rod insert for added stability and sustain. The top and back binding is crafted with Maui-grown ‘Robusta Eucalyptus wood. Elegant b-w-b purfling lines on back and sides for aesthetic appeal. The fretboard is bound also radiused for smooth play up and down the neck and ease on the wrist angle for playing high up on the neck. Gorgeous paua shell position markers with ‘shark eye’ marker on position 17, soundboard ‘paua’ abalone shell purfling, and special headstock inlay for elegant appeal. Abalone ‘paua’ shell inlay on fretboard and headstock. Abalone ‘paua’ shell and mother-of-pearl hues for triple-bound rosette. Stunning Mako shark ‘tail’ slotted-headstock with professional Gotoh slotted-headstock machine tuners for precise tuning. Maui deer antler nut and saddle and a high-gloss finish with a sound that rings true ‘Hawaii’. The lower bout of the soundboard has also been domed to a radius of approximately 25′. Fingerboard has a radius of 20″. Spanish heel construction.
This beauty really sings and has excellent volume and sustain. Crisp and balanced tones all the way up the neck. Now is your chance to own a phenomenal player instrument from one of Hawaii’s upcoming luthiers. Only about 8-10 ukuleles made per year.