(C. 2017). Preowned. Good condition. Beautifully handcrafted and extremely rare full custom ukulele by Joji Yoshida of Okinawa, Japan. Joji’s ukuleles are known for their remarkable craftsmanship, attention to detail and balanced tones with several of Japan’s most famous celebrities and musicians alike enjoying his finely handcrafted works of art.
This beautiful Custom Joji Yoshida Tenor Ukulele exemplifies the Japanese art of simple elegance and lends itself to being both aesthetically pleasing and a wonderful playing full custom ukulele. Joji uses nothing but the finest woods in the world, much of which is a substantially higher grade than what is typically found on the landscape of available ukuleles on the market.
In this instance, the body was handcrafted with a master grade set of curly Hawaiian Koa wood top and back with Brazilian Rosewood sides, bridge, and center strip on the back of the instrument. Aesthetically, this instrument is absolutely stunning! The natural colors of the Brazilian Rosewood compliment the dark streaks in the Hawaiian Koa wood perfectly. A wonderful pairing but also an excellent combination tonally as well. Rare curly Honduras Mahogany wood neck with a Macassar ebony wood headstock plate, fingerboard, and matching double rosette with center ‘paua’ or abalone shell inlay for aesthetic appeal. Macassar Ebony wood top and back binding add to the beauty and appeal of this gorgeous ukulele. Professional Waverly Slotted Headstock Tuners for precise and smooth tuning, these tuners are regarded as some of the best in the world. Gorgeous blue-stained purfling lines on top, back, and sides. Position marks on the side of the neck on 7, 9, and 12 for a top-down quick reference. 17″ Scale Length, 36mm Nut Width. Jescar EVO Gold Fret – made in Germany. French Polish Finish. Instrument shows some minor play wear and a few dings. This instrument also has a thin pick guard on the soundboard that comes slightly below the sound hole.
Tonally, this beautiful Custom Joji Kanda Tenor Ukulele is a wonderful playing instrument with excellent clarity and a wide breath of tones. Wonderful lows with excellent sustain and a balanced midrange and nice highs. An absolute joy to play with a beautiful design from one of Japan’s most respected and famous ukulele luthiers, Joji Yoshida. ID#:200044