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Custom Pegasus Tenor Ukulele

 
 

2003. Preowned. Custom ukuleles by Pegasus Ukuleles. Beautiful Pegasus 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in the traditional 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 over 50 years!

Built in the traditional shape with a less round-bodied lower bout, the body of this custom Pegasus tenor ukulele was handcrafted with a wonderful combination of Hawaii-grown Cuban Mahogany wood back and sides and a cedar wood soundboard. Highly sought after by Hawaii luthiers of guitars and ukuleles, cuban mahogany was introduced to Hawaii in the early 1800s and is rarely found in Cuba due to overharvesting. In Hawaii, it is still rare but instrument grade wood can be sourced for instruments and it is among some of the most beautiful and coveted Mahogany wood for ukuleles. The cedar wood has structural offerings similar to a spruce or Japanese sugi or ‘pine’, being porous in nature, but with a wonderful tone that falls somewhere in between – giving the instrument a warm and balanced tone. The headstock veneer, fingerboard, and bridge are all handcrafted of rosewood with a Honduras mahogany wood neck in keeping with instrument-grade woods all throughout. 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 matching soundboard purfling. Slotted headstock design with abalone shell position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 with a Hawaiian ‘honu’ or sea turtle inlay on position 3. 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. Professional Grover geared tuners for smooth and precise tuning. The tuners are original and show some signs of tarnish but they hold the string tension well. 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 beautiful custom Pegasus ukulele has a warm and rich sound with huge 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#240038

Price: $6,000.00

 

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