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 beautiful Hawiian Milo wood back and sides with an Ulu or ‘Breadfruit’ wood soundboard. A beautiful pairing aesthetically but it’s the sound that makes this ukulele all the more attractive. Gorgeous Hawaiian curly Koa wood fretboard, bridge, top and back binding, and matching curly Koa wood headstock veneer with a Hawaiian Milo wood bound fretboard for a smooth feel up and down the neck. Spanish Cedar neck 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 rosette. 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 black-white-black accent lines on the top and back of the instrument attesting to the skills of the build. Professional gold plated German Shaller open-geared tuners for smooth and precise tuning. Satin lacquer finish produces a smooth-to-the-touch surface, allowing for a less sticky feel as you cradle the instrument and your hands glide up and down the fretboard. Side sound port for monitor like experience. Pegasus style laminated ebony and spruce back braces designed for sound projection.
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. 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. Easy to play with a vibrant tone. Wonderful low end and mid range with great clarity and projection. Crisp and clean notes with an ease in playing all throughout the neck. Pegasus Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!! ID#200058