2022. Preowned. Custom Moore Bettah Tenor Ukulele – ‘Black & White Ebony’. 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 one of an absolutely gorgeous set of black and white ebony wood. This wood is extremely rare and is typically used on the finest guitars in the world. Chuck has sourced a few sets and handcrafted a small number of instruments with this magnificent wood. This instrument also boasts a beautiful set of Bear claw sitka spruce for the soundboard and a black and white ebony wood fretboard with a Gabon ebony wood bridge. Matching black and white ebony wood rosette with a subtle black and white rope purfling line on the headstock, top, and back in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Gabon ebony wood top and back binding and bound fretboard with a masterful inlay of a Hawaiian hula girl on the headstock in black and white. 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. Bone was used for the nut and saddle and the instrument was set up with Planetary geared tuners for quick and precise tuning. Glossy Nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
This instrument is an absolute treasure. Lots of low end with a nice shimmer on the top. Excellent sustain, clarity, and projection. The instrument is very well balanced tonally all the way up the neck and 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! #220066