Circa 2018. Excellent condition. Custom ukuleles by Ko’olau Ukulele company. Absolutely stunning Custom Ko’olau ‘Longneck’ Soprano Ukulele – handcrafted here on the island of Oahu by one of Hawaii’s foremost luthiers, Noa Bonk. This custom Ko`olau ‘Longneck’ soprano ukulele is a Model 100SP by designation but boasts several upgrades, including a 14 fret joint to the body, high gloss finish, radius fretboard, and master grade curly Hawaiian Koa wood – making it a functional piece of art!
The body is handcrafted with gorgeous master grade Hawaii-grown curly Koa wood face, back, and sides. Koa wood is amongst the most prized woods aesthetically and tonally in the world and is used by luthiers on the finest ukuleles and guitars. Instrument grade ebony wood fretboard and bridge in keeping with the earthy theme and natural beauty of the instrument. Elegant paua or abalone shell rosette with a slight radius on the fingerboard for smooth and easy play, and a rare 14 fret ‘longneck’ joint to the body, which which is an uncommon but wonderful feature on a soprano ukulele for those who play higher up on the neck. Honduras mahogany wood neck for insured stability. Classy ebony wood headstock veneer and Planetary 4:1 ratio geared tuners for precise tuning. The instrument also boasts a stylish mother-of-pearl inlay for the Ko`olau logo on the headstock. Mirror-like high gloss finish on body with satin style finish on the neck allows for the player’s hands to move freely up and down the neck without concern of ‘sticking’ as you play.
Tonally, this beautiful Custom Ko’olau ‘Longneck’ Soprano Ukulele is a wonderful sounding instrument with a classic Hawaiian Koa wood bark and a classic small body soprano sound. Wonderful clarity and projection. A great playing soprano from one of Hawaii’s most foremost luthiers, Noa Bonk of Ko’olau Ukuleles. ID#220029