Preowned. Circa 1990. Custom ukuleles by Pegasus Ukuleles. Beautiful Pegasus 4-String Baritone 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.
Built in the contemporary shape rather than the classic shape, the contemporary shape has a less rounded lower bout. In the baritone size, which is rarely seen by Pegasus, the instrument has a slightly elongated body resembling the classy design of a parlor guitar. The top, back, and sides is handcrafted from a beautiful set of Hawaiian Mango wood from the Big Island of Hawaii. Matching Hawaiian Mango wood headstock plate and Rosewood top and back binding with a matching Rosewood fretboard and bridge. The contrast of the yellows and green hues of the Hawaiian Mango wood against the darker Rosewood give this ukulele an earthy feel and tie in beautifully with the overall aesthetic of the instrument. The neck has been carved from Honduras mahogany for added structural integrity and sustain. The fretboard has been slightly radiused for ease of play on the wrist angle of the player. Simple black-white-black rosette and a Hawaiian Koa wood ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock. Mother-of-pearl shell position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12. Original friction tuners Slightly sticky but works fine. We choose to leave it ‘as is’ for the next owner to decide whether s/he would like to keep the instrument in ‘all original’ condition or change out the tuners. Minor dipping between the soundhole and bridge. See photos.
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 aesthetically with some of the cleanest luthiery techniques employed by the 21st century ukulele luthier. A wonderful mellow sound with great clarity and projection.
Pegasus Ukuleles are handcrafted with all the warmth of true ‘Aloha’. Nothing but the best in high end custom ukuleles from Bob Gleason!!! ID:#200086