I'iwi Custom Torrefied Spruce/ Koa Tenor (1752)

I'iwi Custom Torrefied Spruce/ Koa Tenor (1752)
$3,350.00

Availability: Out of stock

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This is a beautiful new Hawaiian made custom tenor made by Charles Fukuba here on our island. The sound is awesome! One of the best we've ever heard. This is partly because of this Torrefied spruce top. Many custom builders are praising this wood and every time we have experienced it it's truly special. For those not familiar this is taken from the Stewmac website,

About torrefied wood
It takes years for a new guitar to break in, to develop its tone and realize its full potential. As tonewood ages, its cell structure goes through changes, becoming much more resonant and responsive. After a few years, you get the payoff: you begin to hear the sound of a vintage guitar. With the introduction of torrefied woods, professional builders are giving their guitars a head start on tone. The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable. It's as if the wood is pre-aged. It looks and sounds like wood that's been broken in for many years.

This tenor has fantastic response and projection but also that "broken in" warmth you hear in the best aged instruments. Coupled with this beautiful figured Hawaiian Koa it makes for an exceptional I'iwi we are proud to show you. Corey gives us a sound sample. Pictures and video show the exact instrument now available! 

Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback source (monitors or headphones) for the most accurate listening.

The three smaller sound holes provide more sound board. Add in the dreadnought shape and this very cool new process of aging spruce with the torrefied top and this I'iwi has wonderful depth, sustain, and a full spectrum of tones and overtones with clarity and power. This one also has a beautiful three peice back with a mango center, very unique and tasteful. 

Charlie Fukuba is an amazing luthier from our island. He's also a Hoku award-winning musician and he builds with an emphasis on sound along with playability and reliability. This ukulele has a radius fretboard and a graphite rod in the neck. It also has a hand-rubbed gloss finish. These features along with his design deliver a big musical sound that will inspire you more than you can imagine.

This is an ultimate custom made Hawaiian tenor ukulele and our package includes this fantastic wooden shaped hardcase and Oasis humidifier.

Additional Information
Specs

* Torrefied spruce top
* Figured Hawaiian Koa
* Three piece back with koa and mango
* Ebony fretboard and bridge
* 3 abalone rosettes
* Abalone position diamonds
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh geared tuning keys
* Hand-rubbed gloss finish
* Hardshell Oahu case

Oasis strings with Thomastik Infeld low G

Options

This I'iwi comes with a deluxe hardcase and Oasis humidifier.

* Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything

* Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. We recommend either the MiSi or the LR Baggs pickup for this ukulele.

* After adding this instrument to your cart, you can shop further to create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

* Before it is shipped, your instrument will go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below Helpful Links at the bottom of the page.

Aloha!

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