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09-04-2017, 08:57 AM
A beautiful Riggio Koa Tenor ukulele, an early example (#20) custom ordered and hand-built by master craftsman Phil Riggio. As the staff at HMS have noted (see below), Phil has a reputation for building beautiful sounding and great playing instruments with an ear towards a true vintage sound. This example is no exception. It's fully crafted out of koa, with a mahogany neck, and has the sweet, yet well-defined, tone that is common with these traditional woods.

The instrument has been very gently played and is excellent condition. It's currently strung with Aquila Lava strings that highlight the warmth and clarity of this ukulele. As a nice touch, Phil included his sand-inlay on his less commonly done slot headstock, with Grover Sta-tite 18:1 97-18 tuners. Hardshell case is included.

Price is $775 shipped and insured to CONUS.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Here's some information from HMS:

And a few videos form Corey and the gang:

There's plenty more videos on HMS if you're interested.

09-04-2017, 09:07 AM
How much are you asking for it. I can't see the price anywhere?

09-04-2017, 10:59 AM
Sorry about that! My internet froze up midway through editing. I'm asking $875 shipped (CONUS), but all reasonable offers will be considered.

09-05-2017, 05:40 AM
I wanted to add a sound sample of the ukulele for those that may be interested. It's just recorded through my iPhone, but it should give you an idea of the tone...


10-09-2017, 10:06 AM
... a price reduction to $775 (shipped and insured to CONUS), and a bump to the top... A fantastic deal on a beautiful handmade, solid koa tenor by Phil Riggio. Feel free to contact me with any questions.