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  1. Charity Auction: Kanile'a Willie K Iʻiwi Honi Koa Super Tenor (Manu ST #1)

    80% of the profits from this Auction will go to Saving Hawaiʻi’s Forests is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 20% will go to the Willie K Cancer Fund. The winner will pay the non-profit Saving Hawaiʻi’s Forests directly.

    The story behind the masterpiece

    The ʻIʻiwi Honi Koa is a special instrument designed by master luthier Joe Souza of Kanileʻa ʻUkulele. The name speaks of the symbiotic relationship between two native Hawaiian species, The ʻiʻiwi (scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper) and the koa (Acacia koa). The honi, or kiss, represents the life connection between the two: when one species thrives, so does the other. That connection was captured in stunning inlays of koa leaves (actually called phylodes) and koa flowers joined on the ʻukulele’s soundboard by a brilliant red ʻiʻiwi.

    On sight alone, the ʻukulele is breathtaking with its Master Grade Curly koa, its wider lower bout and its colorful wood inlays.

    Then when you hear it? It practically makes your heart skip a beat.

    By itself, this uke would easily fetch upwards of $10-15K but its intrinsic value increases with its time spent in the hands of a master. PLUS, you have the ability to make a significant contribution to the restoration, maintenance and protection of new growth native Hawaiian forests on Hawaiʻi Island.

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  2. Petros Custom Tenor Ukulele #27

    Since 1972, Bruce Petros has been building unique, custom, handmade instruments for discriminating players and collectors. Matthew Petros has been building alongside his father since the year 2000. Building on a 40 year legacy of guitar making, they began building Ukuleles in 2012 and have fallen in love with the instrument, the people and the process.

    We are just now experiencing the amazing quality and tone they are producing and I think you can see and hear why in our demo video/ discussion. 

    This one features awesome tonewoods like a Curly Sinker Redwood top and 5A Hawaiian Curly Koa along the sides and back. This is a very lightweight instrument, very resonant, and filled with beautiful artistic design. We think you're gonna love this ukulele!

    Pictures and video show the exact instrument now available! Includes Oahu Fiberglass Hardshell Case and Oasis Humidifier.

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  3. Petros Custom Tenor Ukulele "Tunnel 13"

    Tunnel 13 Tenor #23

    We are consistently super impressed with the tone, feel, and look of Petros custom ukuleles. This one is, though, is simply incredible. One of the best sounding ukes ever made. 

    Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880s using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. Four men were killed in the robbery attempt.

    When these magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from this historic tunnel after a fire in 2004, Petros Guitars managed to acquire some of the nicer sections.

    When these diamonds in the rough were opened up, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tonewood, air-dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years. Paired with lightweight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a lightweight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this ukulele is light as a feather with the resonance of a 120 year old uke.

    After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood® ukuleles are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.

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