I'iwi 25 Yr Anniversary Custom Koa Tenor (1879-T #1)

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I'iwi 25 Yr Anniversary Custom Koa Tenor (1879-T #1)

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***25 Year Custom Koa I'iwi Tenor ***

This is a one of a kind koa tenor from Charlie to commemorate 25 years of ukulele building. The looks are awesome with stunning curly koa and the fretmarkers are Roman numerals in abalone and 25 (XXV) at the 15th. 

This is the first tenor of a new series from Charles Fukuba. The 1879 series pays tribute to the three fathers of the Hawaiian Ukulele, Augusto Dias , Jose Espírito Santo and Manuel Nunes who arrived to Honolulu in 1879 during the reign of King David Kalakaua. These three went on to be the very first ukulele makers and the king and community embraced this new little four string guitar. 

Mika gives us a sound sample. 

This tenor has ebony binding with a bound black and white ebony bound soundport and end graft.  Other things to note is comfortable feel and spot on neck angle and setup (nice low action). Plus you get the long-term stability of a graphite rod in the neck and Charlie's new mortise and tenon bolt on joint. It also has a hand-rubbed gloss finish and Gotoh UPT tuners. 

Charlie's a musician and he builds for tone. With I'iwi you get a warm, clear sound that plays true all the way up the neck. This one sounds incredible!

Our package includes a deluxe wooden hard case and Oasis humidifier.

Additional Information

* Premium Koa Body
* Ebony fretboard and bridge
* Ebony binding 
* Hawaiian Cost of Arms headstock Inlay and Rosette
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh UPT geared tuning keys
* Hand-rubbed gloss finish
* Hardshell custom case and Oasis humidifier


Every I'iwi comes with a deluxe wooden hardcase.

* 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 Mi-Si 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.

* Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your order reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEx 2-day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. For international orders, we include USPS Express shipping if your cart is $800 or more (subject to approval). 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.


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