2018. Preowned. Custom ukuleles by Pegasus Ukuleles. Beautiful Pegasus 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in the classic shape by luthier Bob Gleason of Kurtistown, HI. Bob 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. Bob has been handcrafting some of Hawaii’s finest guitars and ukuleles for nearly 50 years!
Built in the classic round-bodied lower bout rather than the contemporary shape, the body of this custom Pegasus tenor ukulele was handcrafted a wonderful and unique combination of Hawaiian woods. The soundboard was cut from Hawaii grown Sugi Pine wood that was brought from Japan to Hawaii in the late 1880s. Hawaii Sugi is highly sought after as a tonewood but rarely available due to the limited number ofSugi trees in the islands. It has the structural offerings similar to a spruce and cedar, being porous in nature, but with a wonderful tone that falls somewhere in between. The back and sides are cut from a gorgeous set of Hawaiian Milo wood, another wood coveted by artisans in Hawaii. The fretboard and bridge are also crafted from Hawaiian Milo wood and bound with a curly Hawaiian Koa wood ton the top and back. Matching Hawaiian Koa wood bound fretboard and Hawaii-grown Spanish cedar wood neck in keeping with the theme of all Hawaiian woods. The neck also has a carbon fiber truss rod for added structural integrity, reduced weight, and increased sustain – transferring the energy as it moves through the strings and the neck in to the sound box of the instrument with greater stiffness and quicker resolve. Beautiful paua shell or abalone shell rosette and arm bevel for added comfort when cradling. Classic mother-of-pearl ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock with abalone shell position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15. The heel cap and bridge also have a hand-cut piece of abalone shell as a signature mark of Pegasus Ukuleles. All the shell inlay is solid shell. No laminates were used. Gorgeous b-w-b accent lines on the top, back, sides and a b-r-b with abalone rosette, attesting to the skills of the luthier. Professional Grover tuners for smooth and precise tuning. Side sound port for a monitor-like effect by which the sound projects both upwards towards the player as well as outward towards the audience. Beautiful high gloss finish.
All of Bob’s ukuleles are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and with stunning attention to detail. They are amongst the most sought after ukuleles and some of the most difficult to acquire. A true work of art and one of the most highly regarded luthiers out of Hawaii. Bob’s instruments have perfectly set intonation and are very cleanly built. This instrument sustained some neck damage and was sent back to Bob, where he removed the neck with meticulous precision and replaced it with a new one, restoring it to perfect playing condition. The neck joint is tight to the body (there are no cracks or repaired cracks) and the neck angle is perfect, allowing the player to enjoy ease of play, even in the higher positions on the neck. This beautiful custom Pegasus ukulele has a warm and rich sound with wonderful projection and sustain. The ukulele also has a vibrant and full sound, a clear voice and good volume, making it perfect for both fingerpicking or strumming. Pegasus Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!! ID#220049