Hello, I have been playing on this ukulele for about 2-3 months. It is a Big Island Honu Tenor. Model # TR-KRGT.
Solid Big Island Koa top, back, and sides.
High Gloss Finish
Bridge is rosewood
Tuners are closed gear chrome with Koa buttons.
Fretboard is rosewood with dot inlay markers
Nut and Saddle are both bone
Headstock is Koa cap with Honu inlay
It has a nice balanced sound with a warm Koa tone. It is a little on the quite side. If i had to say soft, medium, or loud it would medium on the scale.
Intonation is right on
Action, Fit & Finish
The action: Out of all of the ukulele's I own this one by far is the easiest to play with great great great action. Sometimes you just pick a uke up and say this feels good. This uke feels real nice! However, it is set up on Hawaii so no big surprise there.
Very nice book matched front and back solid Koa that were properly joined
Bridge seems to be well made
Frets are your average factory made and fitted frets w/no problems
I have been playing ukulele for about a 2 years, guitar for 19 years.
I also own a Locals soprano ukulele, a vietnam acacia tenor ukulele, Lanikai AAA Koa concert, Kala Tenor Acacia, Lori Espanol maple tenor, Zircote custom Tenor, Taylor, Yairi, gibson, Paul Reed Smith, and fender guitars
One of the only uke's I have ever just picked up and thought this is just right without any adjustments. I really like the little Honu inlay on the headstock. It is not a flashy ukulele. It is simple yet beautiful. Not much really needs to be done when working with Big Island Koa.
Down falls: Not made in Hawaii but only set up there. With that being said the quality of build is as good as any or better in the price range as I have seen. Not the loudest uke in the world but a balanced warm Koa sound!
I picked this uke up on the secondary market and the original owner cracked the body (Car Accident). The crack should be visible in one of the pics. It was professionally fixed, re-sealed, and glossed by the well known luthier Michael DaSilva. He did a fantastic job on the fix. you cant even see it when looking directly at the uke. It is only visible when held at an angle.
Fantastic solid Koa Tenor ukulele. It is a pleasure to play. Only complaint is that it could be a bit louder. I would not hesitate to buy again!