Custom Pegasus Tenor Ukulele


Beautiful New Pegasus 5-String Tenor Ukulele (Birth: 2009, completed June 2010) handcrafted in the traditional shape by luthier Bob Gleason of  Kurtistown, HI. Built in the traditional shape rather than the classic shape, the traditional shape is less rounded lower bout, has a radial braced top, and an X braced back.

The top, back and sides of this custom Pegasus tenor ukulele is handcrafted of beautiful Hawaiian curly Koa wood. The curls in the wood are thick bands and the colors of the Koa are rich and chocolatey with subtle vertical streaking. The neck is carved from Honduran mahogany with a center strip reinforcement of ebony wood. The fretboard is slightly radiused and is crafted of ebony wood. Elegant curly mango top and back binding with matching curly mango bound fretboard. Abalone rosette and mother-of-pearl ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock with matching abalone position markers on 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15. Special ‘Hawaiian gecko’ position marker inlay on marker position number three. The heel cap is fixed with abalone and the Pegasus logo is carved from solid mother-of-pearl. All the shell inlay is solid shell. No laminates were used. The tuners are Grover Mini geared tuners for precise tuning and are fashioned with gold plated appeal and ebony buttons. Gorgeous high gloss nitrocellulose finish.

The Hawaiian Koa face, back and sides give this instrument a nice bright and balanced tone. The double ‘C’ string adds depth and complexity to the overtones of the instrument. The radial bracing also helps enhance the depth of tone. Nice crisp and clean tones all the way up the neck. Deep lows with a nice balanced mid-rage and crispy high notes as well.

Any Pegasus Ukulele is a tough find but this one is even that much more special being handcrafted in the x-braced pattern. All of Bob’s ukuleles are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and with stunning attention to detail. His instruments have perfectly set intonation, very clean and precise tones all the way up the neck, and the build with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!!

Price: SOLD

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