Here in Hawai'i, I'iwi is among the most highly-regarded custom instruments you can get. For the last 20 years Charlie Fukuba has been amking excellent ukes on this island and they're among the very best being made. This one has a beautiful mango wood body, feels super easy to play, and most importantly it sounds great!
The design on this tenor with its three small sound holes lends itself to the rich guitar-like tones many of us love to hear. This is what Hawaii's top custom builders usually aim for a big, warm yet clear and projecting sound that sings. Take a listen.
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Charlie is a Hoku award-winning musician and he builds with an emphasis on sound along with play-ability and reliability. He continues to push his design further, to make the best ukulele you can imagine. As of now, I'iwi ukuleles now feature a mortise and tenon joint bolt on neck with a slightly slimmer profile. This ukulele includes a set of Gotoh UPT tuners and a hand-rubbed gloss finish.
As great as the woods and appointments are, this ukulele is among the best out there because of its big musical sound that will inspire you to play and enjoy music.
Our package includes an Oahu fiberglass hardcase and Oasis humidifier.