Lotus Acoustics Koa Tenor Custom #8

Lotus Acoustics Koa Tenor Custom #8

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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.

Additional Information

Lotus Acoustics / Tenor Custom #8

  • Top : Koa
  • Sides, back: Koa
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fingerboard : Granadillo
  • Faceplate : Koa
  • Backstrap : Rosewood
  • Binding: Koa
  • Nut,Saddle : Bone
  • Bridge : Santos Rosewood
  • Position Dot :Shell & Brass
  • Scale length: 432mm
  • Nut width: 36mm
  • Tuner : Waverly (Snakewood)
  • Ko'olau Alohi Strings

This ukulele includes a deluxe case.

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.

Also includes the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything.


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