Preowned 2018. Excellent Condition. Custom ukuleles by Ko’olau Ukulele company. Absolutely stunning Custom Ko’olau “Shallow Body” Tenor Ukulele handcrafted here on the island of Oahu by one of Hawaii’s foremost luthiers, Noa Bonk. This beautiful ukulele comes complete with all the added amenities that really lends itself to being both aesthetically pleasing and a wonderful recording level ukulele. Only a handful of these premium models are handcrafted each year and this “shallow body” profile is something rarely seen by Ko’olau.
A Ko’olau CS by designation, this model has a more rounded body shape and a radiused fretboard and a rare shallow body profile. The standard depth of the CS model is 3 1/8″ inches at the lower bout and 2 3/4″ at the upper bout. This beautiful Custom Ko’olau “Shallow Body” CS Tenor Ukulele is 2 3/8″ at the lower bout and 2 7/64″ at the upper bout. The slightly shallow body emphasizes the mid-range notes and makes for a great playing and sounding custom ukulele. The body is crafted with a master grade set of curly Hawaiian Koa wood on the back and sides, harvested from the Big Island of Hawaii and a musicians’ grade Sitka Spruce soundboard – giving the ukulele a very sweet and full-bodied sound. Instrument grade Gabon ebony wood fretboard and bridge with a 12″ radius for ease on the wrist angle in the higher positions on the neck. The radius also makes fretting bar chords much easier for the player. Gorgeous dark curly Hawaiian Koa wood top and back binding, end graft, and headstock veneer. Black-white-black-white top purfling with a black-white side and back purfling for an elegant appeal in keeping with the theme of this elegant and functional recording level instrument. A Honduran mahogany wood neck for insured stability finished in satin style and professional Gotoh open-geared tuners for quick and precise tuning. The instrument also boasts a stylish mother-of-pearl Ko’olau logo on the headstock. High gloss finish on body and 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. A black button has been installed on the side of the neck for a shoulder strap and an L.R. Baggs 5.0 pick up for quick plug and play.
Tonally, this beautiful Custom Ko’olau CS Tenor Ukulele is a true recording-level instrument with a well-rounded sound and accented mid-range. Great clarity and projection all the way up the neck with the shallow body design. A wonderful tone that rings true “Hawaii” with every strum and a custom piece that is rarely available. ID#220008.