Preowned. 2018. A masterpiece in excellent original condition! Custom Moore Bettah “The Tree” Tenor Ukulele handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii by master luthier Chuck Moore. Chuck handcrafts a select number of instruments per year using only the finest grade of woods and materials available. With prestige and craftsmanship like no other, Moore Bettah ukuleles are amongst some of the absolute finest ukuleles available in the world and highly sought after. His attention to detail and love of his craft is a testimony to the caliber of instruments he produces, many of which continue to be adorned by musicians and ukulele enthusiasts throughout the world.
This gorgeous custom Moore Bettah tenor ukulele is handcrafted of the legendary Quilted Mahogany wood known as “The Tree” – a 500-year old tree that once towered 100 feet above the Chiquibul Jungle of what is now Belize. With a massive base of ten feet in diameter, this wood has been considered some of the most beautiful and sought after wood by luthiers worldwide with instrument sets selling between $5,000 – $10,000 and limited numbers of sets available from this special tree each year. The Tree Quilted Mahogany has been defined as a “once in a lifetime wood”, possessing visual characteristics unparalleled in its beauty and tone and often being favorably compared to coveted woods such as Brazilian Rosewood.
The gorgeous reddish hues of the colored “The Tree” Quilted Mahogany is absolutely stunning and adds to the overall elegant ambiance of this masterpiece. Revered Quilted “The Tree” Mahogany wood back and sides with a musician’s grade Bear Claw Sitka spruce soundboard. Figured Honduran mahogany wood neck with graphite rod for added stability and increased sustain of the ukulele. Gabon Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge and a matching Ebony wood top headstock plate in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Curly Hawaiian Koa wood top and back binding, bound fretboard, and bound headstock. Bone nut and saddle. Beautiful mother-of-pearl woman and moon fingerboard inlay with side-of-neck position markers for quick and easy reference when playing. Slotted headstock design with mother-of-pearl logo inlay. Elegant black-white-black pin-striped purfling on top, back, and sides. Bound Hawaiian Koa wood side sound port for monitor-like effect by which the sound fires upward toward the player as well as outward toward the audience. Professional Rodgers open-geared slotted headstock machine tuners for precise tuning and classic appeal. Nitrocellulose high-gloss finish.
Moore Bettah ukuleles have a tone all to themselves. Remarkable clarity and sustain with perfectly set intonation as well. There is no compromise to the work that has been done and no expense spared of time or resource for the build. Beautiful aesthetics parallel the warm, rich and complex tones offered by this wonderful ukulele. One of the best in high-end custom ukuleles in the world, you’ll be very pleased with the craftsmanship and tones of a custom Moore Bettah ukulele. ID#220066
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