Custom Listing for Nick - I'iwi Custom Torrefied Spruce/ Koa Tenor (1952)

Custom Listing for Nick - I'iwi Custom Torrefied Spruce/ Koa Tenor (1952)

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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 wood 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 soundboard. 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.

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 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 fiberglass shaped hard case and Oasis humidifier.

Additional Information

* Torrefied spruce top
* Hawaiian Koa sides and back
* Ebony fretboard and bridge
*Ebony binding
* 3 abalone rosettes
* Abalone position dots
* Shell inlay of I'iwi bird
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh geared tuning keys
* Hand-rubbed gloss finish
* Hardshell Oahu Fiberglass case

Oasis Low G strings


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

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time-consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

* 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.


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If only I could afford one
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