New. Custom ukuleles by Pegasus Ukuleles. Beautiful Pegasus 4-String Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in the contemporary 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 stunningly beautiful custom Pegasus tenor ukulele was handcrafted from master grade Hawaiian Koa wood with a matching master grade Hawaiian curly Koa wood headstock plate. Gorgeous Pheasant wood or ‘Hawaiian Kolohala wood’ fretboard and bridge and matching Kolohala wood top and back binding show an elegant contrast with the Hawaiian Koa wood body and tie in beautifully with the overall theme of the instrument. The neck has been carved from Spanish Cedar and reinforced with 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. The fretboard has been slightly radiused at 16″ for ease of play on the wrist angle in higher positions on the neck. Beautiful paua shell or abalone shell inlay on the top and back as well as a matching abalone shell rosette. Classic mother-of-pearl ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock with abalone shell position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, and 17. 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 black-white-black accent lines on the top and back of the instrument attesting to the skills of the build. Professional Gotoh Planetary geared tuners with black buttons for smooth and precise tuning. The finish is a combination of shellac and lacquer that produces a smooth satin surface, allowing for a less sticky surface as you cradle the instrument and your hands glide up and down the fretboard.
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 yet some of the most difficult to acquire. This one was started in 2018 but only completed this May 2020. A true work of art and one of the most highly regarded luthiers out of Hawaii. Bob’s instruments have perfectly set intonation, are very cleanly built, and offer precise tones all the way up the neck. Nice crisp and clean notes with an ease in playing all throughout the neck. Deep lows with a nice balanced mid-rage and crispy high notes as well.
Pegasus Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!! ID#:200022