Custom Moore Bettah Tenor Ukulele


Circa 2016. Preowned. Custom Moore Bettah Tenor Ukulele – ‘Hawaiian Sea Life’. A work of art! Absolutely beautiful custom Moore Bettah Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by master luthier Chuck Moore of the Big Island, HI. Chuck handcrafts some of the most desirable ukuleles in the world, many of which have intricate inlay themes that are remarkable in detail and with a tone that would make even the most seasoned professional musician smile. Moore Bettah ukuleles are highly sought after by both professional musicians as well as the recreational player worldwide who are looking for that extra special ukulele .

This wonderful and extremely rare Moore Bettah tenor ukulele was handcrafted from the finest materials and is certainly one of the more intricate inlay designs that he has completed to date. Gorgeous master grade Macassar ebony wood back and sides with a Sitka spruce soundboard. Gabon ebony wood fretboard, bridge, and matching Ebony wood top and back binding. Sikta spruce 3-fan top bracing on the underside of the soundboard and a Honduran mahogany wood bracing on the back of the ukulele. Upper bout sound hole port with side sound port for a monitor like experience, allowing the player to embrace the sweet sound of each note with wonderful clarity. Solid carbon fiber reinforced Spanish cedar wood neck for a light weight feel and a slightly brighter sound. Gorgeous abalone shell inlay purfling on the soundboard, fretboard, and headstock with matching abalone rosette inlay. The theme of the instrument is “Hawaiian Sea Life” and in keeping with the theme an intricate inlay has been done on the entire fretboard with a combination of inlay materials, including white mother-of-pearl, black mother-of-pearl, acrylics, several colors of reconstituted stone, and mussel shell – an absolute masterpiece of work! The headstock also incorporates a Triton style inlay of mother-of-pearl – a beautiful touch. Bone was used for the nut and saddle and the instrument also boasts a slotted headstock design with matching Gabon ebony wood face plate. Glossy Nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

This instrument is an absolute treasure. Rich and wonderful tones with excellent sustain, clarity, and projection. The instrument is in overall wonderful original condition. Excellent tone and balance all the way up the neck with spot on intonation as well. Highly recommended player piece but also a remarkable piece of functional art. This is as good as it gets for recording artists, weekend giggers, and the uke-lover at heart! ID#210039

Price: SOLD

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