Preowned. Circa 1997. Custom ukuleles by Pegasus Ukuleles. Beautiful Pegasus 6-String ‘Kiku’ ukulele / mini guitar handcrafted 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.
A wonderful instrument, this custom Pegasus ‘Kiku’ 6-string ukulele / mini guitar is extremely versatile and can be tuned from E to E (EADGBE) like a standard guitar or A to A (ADGCEA) like a guitar capoed on the 5th fret, giving it an ukulele low G tuning with an added 5th and 6th string. The instrument has a slightly larger body than a baritone sized ukulele and is a wonderful option for travelers, musicians, and recreational players alike. The top, back, and sides is handcrafted from a master grade set of Hawaiian Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii. Matching Hawaiian Koa wood headstock plate and ‘Kolohala’ wood or pheasant wood top and back binding and pick guards. East-Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge. The neck has been carved from Honduras mahogany for added structural integrity and sustain with a Kolohala wood stringer for increased stiffness and transfer of the string vibrations back into the sound box or body. The fretboard has been slightly radiused for ease of play on the wrist angle of the player. Maple wood ‘Pegasus’ inlay on the headstock. Mother-of-pearl shell position markers on 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 with a 14 fret joint to the body and 20 overall frets. Original Gotoh geared tuners. Overall very nice condition with a few minor cosmetic dings along the binding.
All of Bob’s instruments 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:#200085