Circa 2003. Preowned. Beautiful Custom Kawika Concert Ukulele in excellent original condition. This piece is tremendously rare and with David Hurd no longer accepting orders Kawika Ukuleles are amongst the best sounding, most desired and rare Hawaii-made ukuleles around. Premium curly Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, & sides. Ebony fretboard and bridge with black ebony wood top and back binding. Hawaiian curly Koa neck. X-bracing. 14 fret joint to the body with 18 overall frets to the soundhole. Paua shell rosette and inlay on soundboard, fretboard position markers and bridge. This is a beautiful piece from one of Hawaii’s pioneer to handcrafted custom ukuleles. The shell utilized on the soundboard and rosette is paua shell and the color is consistent all through out. In my opinion, it’s one heck of a player ukulele and remains in wonderful condition. Grover friction tuners that are surprisingly smooth when tuning.
Tonally, this gorgeous ukulele plays wonderfully and has a refined sound to it with nice volume and sustain. Very full sounding with a classic alto sound, a punchy mid-range, and crisp highs. Kawika has retired from handcrafting ukuleles some time ago. His ukuleles are amongst the most desired custom ukuleles around and rarely appear on the open market. Kawika ukuleles have a nice crisp, clean and precise tone with excellent balance & sustain. #230087