Yuuki Nishihara is a custom guitar builder in Japan. Last year he started making ukuleles under the name Lotus Acoustics and our friends in Japan at Basis Records turned us onto his fantastic work. We'll start with a "raw" sound sample from Kris Fuchigami and then go over some of the features on this beautiful tenor.
Pictures and video show the exact ukulele now available here.
This tenor has a curly Hawaiian koa body shown off with a gloss finish and the Honduran Mahogany neck features a smooth satin finish. Other features include a side sound port, slotted headstock, and Waverly tuners with the snakewood buttons.
The fingerboard is granadillo wood, a relatively new wood to guitar making but fairly common in South America as the best tonewood choice for marimba and xylophone, often referenced as “La Madera Que Canta” (“wood that sings”). This ringing, bright tap tone is why it's gaining popularity amongst American instrument makers.
This custom tenor has easy low action, and a warm balanced tone with great projection. Includes deluxe wood case and humidifier.
This is a very special custom tenor and includes deluxe case and Oasis humidifier.