Custom Pegasus ukulele. Beautiful New Pegasus 4-String Concert Ukulele (completed November 2011) handcrafted in the traditional shape by luthier Bob Gleason of Kurtistown, HI. Bob handcrafts some of not only the most aesthetically pleasing ukuleles available on the market but also professional recording level instruments for both the professional musician and recreational player.
Built in the traditional shape rather than the classic shape, the traditional shape has a less rounded lower bout and this piece employs a fan bracing system. The top, back and sides of the instrument are made of gorgeous curly Hawaiian Koa wood, handpicked on the Island of Hawai`i. The colors of the Koa are golden in appearance and the curls can be characterized as tight fiddle back in nature, making for a very tonally responsive instrument. The neck has been carved from Spanish Cedar with a center strip reinforcement of ebony wood for added structural integrity and sustain. The fretboard has been slightly radiused for ease of play on the wrist angle of the player and is crafted of musicians-grade ebony wood. The top and back binding and headstock veneer are also a jet black ebony wood for aesthetic appeal. There is an abalone rosette and mother-of-pearl ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock with abalone shell position markers. The heel cap also has a hand-cut piece of abalone shell and the logo cut of mother-of-pearl as a signature mark of Pegasus Ukuleles. All the shell inlay is solid shell. No laminates were used. The tuners are Grover gold mini-Rotomatics geared tuners with black buttons for precise tuning.
All of Bob’s ukuleles are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and with stunning attention to detail. They are amongst the most sought after ukuleles and yet some of the most difficult to acquire. A true work of art aesthetically with some of the cleanest luthiery techniques employed by the 21st century ukulele luthier. A side sound port has also been implemented for monitor-like performance for the player. Bob’s instruments have perfectly set intonation, are very cleanly built, and offer precise tones all the way up the neck. The Hawaiian Koa face, back and sides give this instrument a nice bright and balanced tone. Nice crisp and clean notes all the way up the neck. Deep lows with a nice balanced mid-rage and crispy high notes as well.
Pegasus Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!!