Duane Noble made this awesome instrument in his workshop in Richland Washington. It's a tenor scale harp ukulele featuring beautifully figured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a western red cedar top. The body is bound in ebony with, as you can see, an ultra smooth arm bevel. Framing it off is gorgeous abalone for the top and back purfling, along with the two rosettes, and all protected with a wonderful gloss lacquer finish.
If you're just playing the 4 fretted strings then you have a regular tenor ukulele with an unbelievable tone. NO regular ukulele sounds like this even without using the low 4 notes. With that said, those bass notes are there, and within 10 minutes Corey pulled this tune off incorporating them. But even if it takes 10 weeks or 10 years, this is an amazing instrument with overtones that are out of this world. And it's actually very comfortable to hold and easy to play as a regular ukulele, and has a sound beyond any regular body shape. The thing with the bass strings is that, even if you don't play them, they add sympathetic overtones and make this jaw dropping sound. And it looks as fantastic as it sounds. Take a look and a listen here to the best harp ukulele, maybe best any ukulele, though it's not quite fair with this extra neck/ tone chamber w/ sound port! Sounds SO good! Use quality headphones or speakers for most accurate listening and enjoy Corey Fujimoto playing this superb Duane Noble Harp ukulele.
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This is a world class instrument with both it's musicality and it's impressive craftsmanship. A real gem and an inspiration to any musician.
Included with this ukulele is a custom Colorado soft case.
This instrument is not available for international shipping