Custom Lymana Tenor Ukulele


2017. Preowned. Rare and beautiful Lymana 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in the traditional shape by luthier Lyman Ashikawa of  Honolulu, HI. Lyman handcrafts some of not only the most aesthetically pleasing ukuleles available on the market but also professional recording level instruments for both the professional musician and recreational player. Mr. Kazuyuki Sekiguchi of Southern All-Stars (Japan) and legendary ukulele player Bill Tapia (Hawaii) are amongst the elite group of musicians who have throughly enjoyed the sound and playability of Lymana Ukuleles.

This beautiful custom Lymana tenor ukulele boasts a master grade Sitka Spruce soundboard for great clarity and mid to high range tones with a back and sides set of curly Hawaiian Koa wood. Gorgeous Bloodwood top and back binding contrasting the natural hues of the Hawaiian Koa wood back and side and keeping with the theme of a bold and striking ukulele. The neck has been carved from Spanish Cedar and includes a graphite truss rod for added structural integrity and sustain. Gaboon Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge with a matching Ebony wood head plate and classic ‘L’ Lymana logo in mother-of-pearl. Classic headstock with Gold Gotoh tuners and black buttons for smooth and precise tuning. Elegant abalone shell rosette, top abalone shell purfling, and matching abalone shell position marker inlays on the fingerboard for quick player reference. Zip style center seam inlay on the back with b-w-b side and back purfling lines and b-w-b-r-abalone shell-r-b-w-b top purfling lines. High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a wonderful sunburst add to the appeal of this amazing and rare handcrafted custom ukulele.

The Hawaiian Koa wood back and sides, combined with the Englemann spruce top, give this instrument exceptional punch with a wide breath and range. Nice crisp and clean highs all the way up the neck with the classic attach of Hawaiian Koa as well. The tones are absolutely wonderful on this piece ~ very rich and pronounced all the way up the neck with excellent clarity, wonderful sustain and excellent projection as well.

All of Lyman’s ukuleles are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and with stunning attention to detail. They are amongst the most sought after ukuleles and yet some of the most difficult to acquire. A true work of art aesthetically with some of the cleanest luthiery techniques employed by the 21st century ukulele luthier. His instruments have perfectly set intonation, very clean and precise tones all the way up the neck, and the build with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Lyman Ashikawa!!! #200080

Price: SOLD

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