New. Custom Koa Works Ukulele. A beautiful new Custom Koa Works Tenor Ukulele handcrafted on the Big island of Hawai’i by master luthier, Rich Godfrey. This beauty was just completed and incorporates a wonderful example of simple elegance defined by a master grade set of Hawaiian Koa wood.
Handcrafted of a master grade set of quarter-sawn Hawaiian Koa wood on the face, back and sides, this beautiful instrument boasts a musicians grade Macassar ebony wood fretboard and bridge, consistent with the best in recording level instruments. The top and back binding and bound fretboard are crafted with Gabon Ebony wood in keeping with the Hawaii theme of the instrument. Elegant matching Ebony wood nouveou rosette and simple black-white-black top and side purfling lines for a subtle aesthetic appeal. The Ebony wood bound fretboard also adds for smooth play up and down the neck and is highly recommended for players who enjoy playing without having your hand snag on the fret ends. 16″ radiused fretboard for ease of play higher up on the neck and a gorgeous paua shell position markers on positions 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 for quick reference. Abalone or ‘paua’ shell ‘Honu’ inlay on headstock representing the Hawaiian sea turtle. Professional gold evo fretwire and matching gold Gotoh super mini machine tuners for precise tuning. 16” radiused fretboard for ease of play in higher positions on the neck. Curly Honduran mahogany wood neck with truss rod for added stability and sustain, matching Ebony wood top and back headstock veneer, bone nut and saddle, and a poreless high-gloss finish are a few more amenities of this beautifully handcrafted custom Koa Works ukulele.
This beauty really sings and has tremendous volume and warmth. Currently strung up Aquila Bionylon Strings to give it a fat, warm sound to really bring out the warm, mellow tone. For a slightly brighter sound we recommend using either Martin Strings, Oasis Strings, or Worth Strings. Absolute stunning piece and a wonderful instrument for both the professional musician and the ukulele enthusiast at heart. Now’s your chance to have a phenomenal player instrument from one of Hawaii’s foremost ukulele luthiers. ID#210050