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Doc_J
03-18-2017, 09:41 AM
SOLD: Up for sale is a gently used, 2016 I'iwi Koa Tenor Ukulele (by builder, Charles Fukuba) in excellent condition. I am the second owner. It was originally purchased from Hawaii Music Supply and it is set up well with excellent playability. This uke has great resonance, a warm tone and has exceptionally playability/comfort. One of the most pleasant sound ukes Ive played, either strummed or finger-style. The tone balance is amazing. Love this uke, but I've got some car repairs and income tax due and my never ending quest to down size my number of ukes.

There are no dings or dents, only some very small marks on top from restringing (below bridge), playing, and strumming (upper bout). Overall Id give it a 9+ /10.

The uke will be well packed and comes with an arched top hard case. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Here are the specs:
* Beautiful, curly Hawaiian koa top sides and back
* Ornate 3-piece back with beautiful inlaid strips.
* Ebony binding top and back
* Ebony radiused ebony fretboard and bridge
* Ebony headplate with Iiwi bird inlay
* Abalone purfling on top
* Abalone rosettes
* Abalone position diamonds
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh UPT geared tuning keys
* Hand rubbed glossy oil finish
* Hardshell case

Currently Strung with Oasis brights and a Freemont Soloist low g.
Recent sond sample: https://app.box.com/s/5trrfzg4v8gmrep4lvpnie8nz9gbtg8b


SOLD!

This is the original HMS listing of this instrument.
http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/i-iwi-custom-koa-tenor-1622.html


Here are some photos.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.11.37_zps2jr9gdyn.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.13.07_zpsao0xqqs9.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.12.33_zpshlm0r6pn.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.12.20_zpshpxwgzxk.jpg

Doc_J
03-18-2017, 09:48 AM
Here's a couple more pics:

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.12.45_zpsruk0jylp.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.14.04_zpsque46oj3.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.11.56_zpsgcutrhhd.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Iiwi%20tenor/2017-03-17%2004.13.25_zpsqcbuz8s4.jpg

perep
03-18-2017, 09:55 AM
Thanks for sound samples, WHAT A BEAUTY. Wishing might get it to me

slackkey007
03-18-2017, 10:26 AM
Dang! Nice uke Hodge! I guess your personal collection of quality high end custom ukes must be pretty deep if you're letting this uke go!!?? Whoever snags this will be getting a wonderful instrument! I've dealt with Hodge a few times and his instruments will arrive to you packaged well and in the exact shape as described.

sam13
03-18-2017, 10:27 AM
Wow, Hodge ... I am just :drool::drool:

Sweet sounding ... good luck.

stevejfc
03-19-2017, 05:17 AM
Just a stunner!
Good luck with the sale Hodge.

M3Ukulele
03-19-2017, 05:23 AM
Great looking and sounding ukulele. Price is also good, something I've notes on all you sales. It will go fast I'm sure. Hodge, I'm curious about how this ukulele is to hold and play with the guitar like dreadnought shape? I'm sure playability must be awesome. Can you comment on both.

DownUpDave
03-19-2017, 05:26 AM
If I didn't already own a redwood/walnut I'iwi I would buy this. Knowing what I know about these instruments after one year of ownership and playing, these are as good as they get. That koa is drop dead gorgeous............ enough to make it hard not to own a second one.

Good luck Hodge.

SoloRule
03-19-2017, 06:53 AM
If I didn't already own a redwood/walnut I'iwi I would buy this. Knowing what I know about these instruments after one year of ownership and playing, these are as good as they get. That koa is drop dead gorgeous............ enough to make it hard not to own a second one.

Good luck Hodge.

Downupdave
Can you buy it anyway so we can play???

Doc_J
03-19-2017, 07:18 AM
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone.

This I'iwi tenor is very comfortable to play, good neck profile, very light instrument, well done fretwork on a radiused fretboard. Can't say I've played a more comfortable tenor than this I'iwi. I really do not notice the somewhat larger waist of the dreadnought body style. I'm sure it has something to do with the warm tone. Pineapple shaped bodies to feel a little odd to me. This still has the basic figure 8 shape which I find more comfortable. From what I understand the builder Charles Fukuba has developed his design and build for great comfort and playability. Another reason why it's hard to part with this one.

You might find this video interesting. The builder describes his ukes here: http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/i-iwi.html



Great looking and sounding ukulele. Price is also good, something I've notes on all you sales. It will go fast I'm sure. Hodge, I'm curious about how this ukulele is to hold and play with the guitar like dreadnought shape? I'm sure playability must be awesome. Can you comment on both.

Ukulele Eddie
03-19-2017, 07:26 AM
Lovely uke, Hodge. I'iwi has been on my list but, alas, I have too many still to sell. Somebody will be very happy!

rappsy
03-20-2017, 04:03 AM
I absolutely love the looks on this one, and it sounds even better. I will eventually add one of these to my portfolio as it's reputation is astounding.

Best on the sale, Hodge.

Doc_J
03-20-2017, 09:36 AM
Thanks everyone. This tenor is SOLD!