Little River Custom Koa 19" scale Tenor "Mermaid"

Little River Custom Koa 19" scale Tenor "Mermaid"

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This tenor is brand new from northern California luthier Dave Sigman. Dave is one of the most talented luthiers making ukes and it's always a pleasure to showcase his creative and musical instruments. This one has an extended 19" scale (2 inches longer than standard tenor) that gives a strong projection and clarity and makes it 15 frets to the body joint.

You can see a mermaid inlayed on the faceplate in various shells. Bronze & Black MOP body & hair, Heart Red Abalone for her tail. Dave does all of his inlays by hand and he is amazingly accurate with all of his lines.

You will notice something on this ukulele that you may have never seen before. The tuning gears are top mounting Gotoh Stealth tuners but they are mounted on the back of the headstock using Dave's ingenious design. After the strings pass over the nut they run through carbon fiber tubing to the back of the headstock allowing the faceplate to be an uninterrupted canvas for inlay art. This is a concept that Dave came up with himself and is one of the most ingenious ideas we have ever seen. In order to keep the angle of the strings in line with the angle of the tuners Dave has recessed the cavity for the tuners to be at the same angle. This is the second ukulele with what Dave calls his "Sig-nature Peghead". It tunes smoothly, works perfectly and is a brilliant idea for an extra cool look.

Other eye catching features on this ukulele include gorgeous curly Hawaiian koa, Macassar ebony 16" radius fretboard and bridge, and a unique "necklace" rosette with Rosewood burl. The finish is a semi-gloss lacquer and feels wonderful, very smooth and professionally done.

There are many unique and cool features on this beautiful ukulele but the real magic is how effortless it plays and the wonderful tone that it has. Kalei gives us a raw sound sample.

"Every piece of wood for my ukuleles is carefully selected, and each instrument is constructed with an unwavering approach to the highest quality, and with a deep spirit of Aloha. I personally build each ukulele, one at a time, in my workshop located in Little River, on the beautiful Mendocino Coast of Northern California." -- Dave Sigman
Pictures and video show the exact instrument now available! Includes Oahu hardshell case and Oasis Humidifier.
Additional Information
  • Hawaiian koa body and mahogany neck
  • Macassar ebony radius fretboard and bridge
  • Ebony binding
  • Hand-crafted abalone shell inlay
  • burl rosette
  • "Sig-nature Peghead"
  • Gotoh stealth tuners
  • Semi-gloss finish
  • 19" scale tenor
  • 15 fret to body
  • Oahu hardshell case & Oasis humidifier

Comes with a deluxe wooden hardcase.

Extra Options

* This includes the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (e.g., parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or an area with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your home. For more info, refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hardcase for a humidifier to properly work and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

* Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything (e.g., “Please setup high G”). 

* 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.

* Free Shipping-  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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