Koa Works Ukulele - handcrafted in Hawaii.
Rich Godfrey is the Luthier behind KoaWorks. Educated at Ko'Olau he builds fantastic Ukulele on Big Island, Hawaii. The quality of his instruments and choice of exclusive materials make his instrument to a special gem.
This particular KoaWorks Custom Tenor Ukulele comes with a very special wood combination:
Back and sides are from beautifully structured and very rare Milo wood. A reddish wood from a fast growing tree endemic to Hawaii - but very rarely it grows that big that tonewood can be cut out. A really hard to get tonewood. The Spruce top is bound with a shiny curly koa binding and the rossette from stocked mango looks like a sandy beach.
The Mahagony neck is very comfortable to play. The koa bound Fretboard has a slight radius and is a breeze to play. The "honu" inlay in the headstock is from abalone and the geared tuning machines from Gotho do a perfect job.
The highgloss finish is beautifullly done and supports the high quality optic of this Tenor Ukulele.
The tone is warm and clear. Not too much sustain but perfect claritiy for faster chord progressions as required in Jazz music for example.
All in all this is one of the best Ukulele I came across. Good value for money. Just love that one.
It comes with soft case.
Price CHF 3'490.00 go to the shop
The soundboard has some little signs of play as it was played and introduced by Kimo Hussey in this video: (video done by Ukulelefriend.com)