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Doc_J
09-28-2016, 07:40 PM
For sale is a beautiful custom tenor from Aaron Oya with a sitka spruce top and Hawaiian koa for the body, bindings, rosette, and faceplate. It also includes the Ko'olau slimline arched top hard case which fits it perfectly. As most of you know, Aaron is a custom builder on Oahu, building only about a dozen ukes a year. His ukes are hard to come by. This style tenor is an "MGM Thinbody" because the late and great Michael Aratani (aka Music Guy Mike) had Aaron make his first tenor with a shallower body depth. This is the third one Aaron has made. Body depth is 2.0” at bottom of lower bout. This tenor has big warm tone even with a thin body style. This uke has exceptional sound, playability, very comfy, really easy to play with low action and outstanding fretwork.

This uke is in like-new condition, no issues. I am the original owner, purchased December 2015 from HMS. Tough to let this one go, but have to make some room.

SPECS

Spruce top
Koa Back and sides, headplate
Koa body binding with BWB purfling all over, boxed at endgraph (beautiful)
Koa bound rosewood? fretboard with BWB purfling
Ebony bridge
Koa rosette with BWB purfling
Hipshot deluxe gold tuning keys
Cardinal nitrocellulose lacquer gloss Finish
Carbon fiber runs through neck and bridge brace
Compensated saddle
Nut inset into fretboard
14 frets to the body
Aranjuez wound low g
includes spare set D'addario T2 strings (C, E & A) & D'addario wound g.


This comes with a deluxe wooden Ko'olau arched top, hardshell, slimline case with perfect fit for thinbody.

Updated: Now Asking $1400 + shipping for this awesome and rare custom tenor.

SOLD !

Here is my recent sound sample:
https://app.box.com/s/ek9m9rzaau3nvty6a2pu56zkfsowajh9

I’ll also refer you to the sound sample Corey made:

https://vimeo.com/146812304
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http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Aaron%20Oya/P1070578_zpshnloejcu.jpg

Doc_J
09-28-2016, 07:43 PM
More Pictures.

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Aaron%20Oya/P1070588_zpsxtvqo1kf.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Aaron%20Oya/P1070584_zpskp5nuc3x.jpg
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Doc_J
09-28-2016, 07:47 PM
More Pictures

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Aaron%20Oya/P1070580_zpsaumsmqvh.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Aaron%20Oya/P1070928_zpspoya89qc.jpg

stevejfc
09-29-2016, 02:45 AM
That's a stunner Hodge. MGM had some terrific ideas in addition to being a great guy. This ukulele is a good example. A unique and great sounding instrument. Someone will be very happy.

Ukulele Eddie
09-29-2016, 03:09 AM
Someone will be very lucky to snatch this! I recently bought another tenor from Hodge and could not be happier with the instrument or with the transaction. Buy with confidence!

johnson430
09-29-2016, 05:34 AM
Such a beautiful uke. And a wonderful sound. Good luck, Hodge.

Doc_J
10-02-2016, 05:17 AM
That's a stunner Hodge. MGM had some terrific ideas in addition to being a great guy. This ukulele is a good example. A unique and great sounding instrument. Someone will be very happy.


Someone will be very lucky to snatch this! I recently bought another tenor from Hodge and could not be happier with the instrument or with the transaction. Buy with confidence!


Such a beautiful uke. And a wonderful sound. Good luck, Hodge.

Thanks guys. This build from Aaron with design insipration from MGM is a very special tenor with a large and warm sound.

Doc_J
10-08-2016, 06:36 AM
Still available.

Uke man
10-08-2016, 06:58 AM
I remember MGM telling me about his when I called and bought what he called a limited prototype kala thin body cedar top tenor with the factory pickup. Most were all spruce top ones. He said he liked the cedar ones unless i wanted to spend lots more for this custom one.
I never saw what he was referring to and now see what a great looking uke it is.

Good luck with the sale of this fine custom thin body.

CTurner
10-08-2016, 09:26 AM
A beautiful custom uke that deserves a new home. Good Luck with the sale, Doc!

Doc_J
10-09-2016, 06:25 AM
Thanks Craig.

Doc_J
10-14-2016, 05:50 AM
Weekend BUMP.

Stevelele
10-14-2016, 06:00 AM
surprised that nobody is jumping on this--a very attractive price for an extremely rare ukulele by a very highly regarded builder. it's a chance to buy a custom uke for the price of an off the shelf instrument. if i had the funds i would definitely consider it

Phuufme
10-14-2016, 06:05 AM
surprised that nobody is jumping on this--a very attractive price for an extremely rare ukulele by a very highly regarded builder. it's a chance to buy a custom uke for the price of an off the shelf instrument. if i had the funds i would definitely consider it

Yeah, me too, exactly. I have a moratorium on uke (or guitar) purchases from my band mate (my wife and bass player). She is interested in another u-bass so maybe I can convince her. But not likely.

aculadd
10-14-2016, 12:52 PM
I had the good fortune of visiting Hodge a couple of months ago and got to play some of his wonderful ukuleles, and this was one of them. It has a very beautiful tone and is very easy to play. Plus, he is selling it at a great price. An awesome deal.

SpaasStrummer
10-20-2016, 01:59 PM
Front of the headstock is one of the prettiest I have ever seen!

Doc_J
10-23-2016, 04:55 AM
Sold! Thank you.