PDA

View Full Version : FS Pu置wai Koa tenor, Custom built by Woodley White on the Big Island



Doc_J
05-22-2017, 08:17 AM
For sale is a gorgeous Pu’uwai tenor built in 2015 by Big Island luthier Woodley White. This uke is the total package with sound and looks.

Here’s the specs:


5A nicely colored, highly figured Koa top, back and sides
Ebony wood binding top, back, headplate with burgundy purfling on top
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Lightweight open gear Waverly Tuners with ebony buttons
Spanish Cedar neck with carbon fiber truss rod
Side Soundport
Ebony or Ziricote ? rosettewith burgundy purfling
Koa headstock veneer with beautiful pearl and ebony inlay
Gloss finish
Hardshell case.


Pu’uwai ukuleles are built by Woodley White, past -President of the Big Island Ukulele Guild. This, highly figured master grade Koa is also tonally great and worth the upgrade. The uke has volume to spare and rates highly for rich and complex tones, paired with sustain, clarity, and projection. It’s loud, but loud in a sophisticated way, like a fine Classical guitar. But the sound is definitely a uke.

This is a gorgeous tenor, and is mint condition, essentially the way it left Woodley’s shop. While in mint condition there a couple small places where the gloss finish isn’t perfect (typical of a Pu'uwai). Woodley’s Pu'uwai ukes start at $2,500 without the higher grade Koa upgrade and inlay options.

*** Updated asking price of $1400 + shipping ***

Here is a recent sound sample in C tuning with Oasis Warms + Fremont Soloist:
https://app.box.com/s/dyq99b10ncw1qtlmksppasx2kwxo2a29

This uke also sounds terrific in B tuning:
https://app.box.com/s/126ynym86hag8itj3toeo63mbuc3nq10

Album of many photos:https://www.flickr.com/gp/150516092@N02/4M0aR7

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4170/33807660133_9937457beb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tvt6vX)2017-05-10 17.15.28 (https://flic.kr/p/Tvt6vX) by [/url]

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4246/34786346036_24ff43a08a_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.18.20 (https://flic.kr/p/UZX7JQ) by

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4252/34786380026_077ae4116b_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.16.13 (https://flic.kr/p/UZXhQS) by

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4194/34617595515_16b536fee4_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.18.38 (https://flic.kr/p/UK3e66) by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/]

sam13
05-22-2017, 08:38 AM
This is a stunner for the eyes and ears, Hodge.

Best of luck with the sale, someone is going to have a wonderful Uke.

perep
05-22-2017, 03:07 PM
If I didn't already have two like that I would buy it myself, wake up out there

tenor madness
05-23-2017, 12:51 PM
Some amazing Koa

Nickie
05-23-2017, 03:39 PM
Wow, what wonderful looking wood....my credit card is lucky it ain't a concert size. The case is quite lovely too.

Joshypogi
05-23-2017, 05:27 PM
Amazing koa, very nice.

Stevelele
05-25-2017, 08:55 AM
this is really beautiful. I'm sure you'll sell it with no problem

SoloRule
05-25-2017, 10:05 AM
Wow. That's a beauty!

Ukecaster
05-25-2017, 11:05 AM
Yikes...even the tuner buttons are flamey :drool:

CTurner
05-25-2017, 12:54 PM
I was given the chance to play this uke when we visited Hodge. I still remember the rich tone and resonance. A beautiful instrument.

SpaasStrummer
05-27-2017, 10:05 AM
Hodge might be the best seller in the marketplace: wonderful ukes, good prices, always flawless unless otherwise clearly noted in his detailed description.

Doc_J
06-02-2017, 02:23 AM
Thanks for all the great comments. Dropping my asking price to $1500.

rappsy
06-03-2017, 10:05 AM
If you haven't had the pleasure of dealing with Hodge, you are in for a real treat. His descriptions are dead on and you get what you see. This looks quite the Uke.

Doc_J
06-06-2017, 01:24 AM
Thanks Lenny. You're too kind. I try to describe a uke, as best I can. Big Pictures and sound samples are essential to help with a description of any musical instrument.

Doc_J
06-08-2017, 06:04 AM
Asking price drop to $1450 + shipping.

cml
06-09-2017, 09:41 AM
A stunner and beautiful sound as well. Great playing Hodge!

mmfitzsimons
06-09-2017, 09:50 AM
Fantastic, all the way around. I would snap this up if I hadn't already sold myself into indentured servitude for my next uke.

CTurner
06-09-2017, 01:09 PM
$1450 for a Woodley White ukulele?? This is a wonderful deal. Tell your friends about it!!

sam13
06-10-2017, 09:23 AM
This is a fabulous Uke.

I would have bought this already but I bought a Ko'olau Koa Uke ... from Hodge.

It was a pleasure buying from him and I would do it again, without a second thought.

The Uke arrived as described and I still love it today.

Doc_J
06-14-2017, 06:07 AM
Thanks again folks for your kind words.
One more price reduction, now asking $1400 + shipping.

Doc_J
06-18-2017, 04:37 PM
Thought I would add a couple more pictures to the thread.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4183/34617629045_4603af9f17_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UK3p4c)2017-05-10 17.15.45 (https://flic.kr/p/UK3p4c)[/url]

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4160/34455695572_cecf4e105a_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.19.10 (https://flic.kr/p/UuJrSL)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4160/34455744272_be46f85ccc_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.16.44 (https://flic.kr/p/UuJGmq)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4175/33774671394_eb783248ba_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-05-10 17.17.29 (https://flic.kr/p/Tsy27A) [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/]

Ukulele Eddie
06-18-2017, 05:56 PM
Can't believe this hasn't be snatched up. Everybody knows you can buy with confidence from Hodge. Somebody, pleeeeaaaase, give this uke a good home!!

saltytri
06-18-2017, 06:46 PM
Can't believe this hasn't be snatched up.

Neither can I. This is a better-than-fair price for a wonderful instrument that captures the essence of the traditional Hawaiian style. While it is perfectly fine that ukulele builders are constantly broadening the scope of what an ukulele can be, this one delightfully touches the roots.

Doc_J
06-21-2017, 05:22 PM
Can't believe this hasn't be snatched up. Everybody knows you can buy with confidence from Hodge. Somebody, pleeeeaaaase, give this uke a good home!!


Neither can I. This is a better-than-fair price for a wonderful instrument that captures the essence of the traditional Hawaiian style. While it is perfectly fine that ukulele builders are constantly broadening the scope of what an ukulele can be, this one delightfully touches the roots.

Thanks fellows. It is a classic Hawaiian made koa ukulele. It even has the "TABU made in Hawaii" label on the headblock.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4249/35457761225_80b6d4d954_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W2hi5M)TABU label (https://flic.kr/p/W2hi5M) [/url]

Also a better look at the headstock inlay and wonderful Waverly tuners.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/35291063372_e3ef0c23f9_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/)2017-06-15 22.01.32 (https://flic.kr/p/VLxVBS) [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150516092@N02/]

Doc_J
06-22-2017, 04:28 PM
This uke is now sold. Thank you. :)