Circa 2022. Preowned. A masterpiece! Custom DeVine Tenitone Ukulele handcrafted on the island of Maui, HI by master luthier Eric DeVine. Eric handcrafts a select number of instruments per year using only the finest grade of woods and materials available. With a prestige and craftsmanship like no other, DeVine ukuleles are among some of the absolute finest ukuleles available in the world and highly sought after. His attention to detail and love of his craft is a testimony to the caliber of instruments he produces, many of which continue to be adorned by musicians worldwide including world-renowned musician Eddie Vedder.
This gorgeous DeVine tenitone ukulele is handcrafted of a musician’s grade pin curl Hawaiian curly Koa wood face, back, and sides handpicked from a limited stock of reserve wood in Eric’s stock of premium woods. Solid Mahogany wood neck with graphite rod for added stability and increased sustain of the ukulele. Gabon Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge and a matching Ebony wood headstock plate in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Hawaiian curly Koa wood top and back binding with a matching bound fretboard for ease of play up and down the neck. Bone nut and saddle. Meticulous Opal gemstone position markers inlaid on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17. Classic slotted headstock and natural mother-of-pearl ‘V’ or ‘DeVine’ logo with Opal gemstone vine inlay. Elegant black-white pin-striped purfling on top, back, and sides and a side sound port for monitor-like effect. Professional fine-tune Waverly slotted headstock machine tuners for precise tuning and classic appeal. Nitrocellulose high-gloss finish. Gorgeous Opal gemstone rosette and soundboard purfling inlay – absolutely magnificently done.
The tenitone design is a new design by DeVine that incorporates a slightly longer scale than a tenor and is focused on an optimal tone and scale length that is between the traditional tenor scale and a baritone scale instrument. The result is something absolutely magnificent! With an even more full and pronounced tone, added sustain, and remarkable projection. A new body design and scale length, this is a true masterpiece in craftsmanship and tone with a design entirely unique to DeVine ukuleles. The tenitone is tuned to a standard GCEA tuning and yields more power, more volume, more sustain, and more possibilities for the player but tuned down one step to FBbDG it takes on a whole new and even more pronounced tonal personality that in my opinion is unmatched. It has all the added benefit and comfort of a slightly longer scale than a tenor yet is ergonomically a marvel with the benefit of a more forgiving instrument with a wider fret spacing than a tenor but without the great distances between frets often associated with the longer baritone scale. This one is as goldilocks would likely describe it to be “…just right!”
DeVine ukuleles have a tone all to themselves. Remarkable clarity and sustain with perfectly set intonation as well. There is no compromise to the work that has been done and no expense spared of time or resource for the build. Beautiful aesthetics parallel the rich and warm tonal offerings by this wonderful ukulele. One of the best in high-end custom ukuleles in the world, you’ll be very pleased with the craftsmanship and tones of a custom DeVine ukulele. ID#230088