Steve Grimes Custom "Freehand" Koa Tenor (0998)

Steve Grimes Custom "Freehand" Koa Tenor (0998)

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This is a new custom tenor from renowned luthier Steve Grimes of Maui. It has a unique asymmetrical body shape and a rare, gorgeous koa body. Other features include bloodwood bindings, abalone purflings, and a beautiful slotted headstock with Schaller Grand Tune tuners. 

Pictures and video show the exact custom Grimes available. Here Mika plays this ukulele while Corey plays a cedar top from Steve.


Along with stunning beauty, you get an incredible sound with amazing resonance and harmonic balance. This ultra-light tenor is a breeze to play with very low action and the most comfortable neck you could imagine.

Steve Grimes is one of the best instrument makers in the world. Some of the most famous songwriters and session players have chosen his customs and this is one of the finest tenor ukuleles you will find. Includes the Oahu wooden hard case in suede and Humistat humidifier. 

Additional Information

Tenor size - 17" scale

  • Hawaiian Koa top, sides and back
  • Bloodwood binding
  • Abalone purflings
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard 
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Gotoh geared tuners 
  • Gloss finish
  • Oahu hardcase

This ukulele includes the Oahu 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.

Custom Options

We can install the Mi-Si with its rechargeable preamp,  or the new L.R. Baggs 5.0 ukulele pickup.

Extra Options

The Herco HE360 is the included humidifier. You can upgrade to the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+). This is for places that get below 40% humidity. If you live in a very low humidity area (parts of Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or if you heat the air in your home, then we suggest the OH-5+ for the most effective care. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

If you would like to let the setup or shipping department know anything just put a note in the Special Instructions box.


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