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 unique combination of wood that makes this instrument a joy to play.
Handcrafted of a master grade set of quarter-sawn Hawaiian Koa wood on back and sides with an Ulu wood, or “breadfruit”, soundboard. This beautiful instrument also boasts a musicians grade Macassar ebony wood fretboard, bridge, and headstock plate consistent with the best in recording level instruments. The top and back binding and bound fretboard are also crafted with Ebony wood in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Elegant Hawaiian Mango wood nouveau style rosette and simple top and side purfling lines for a subtle aesthetic appeal. The bound fretboard also adds for smooth play up and down the neck and is highly recommended for players who enjoy playing without having to worry about sharp 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. Curly Honduran mahogany wood neck with truss rod for added stability and sustain, 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 depth, projection, and sustain. Great articulation on each note with the punchiness from the Koa and warmth from the Ulu wood. 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#210087