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Doc_J
03-28-2018, 05:13 PM
This is a beautiful I段wi curly mango tenor in like-new condition for sale. Its signature three sound holes work together to create warm, rich, near guitar-like tones. This mango tenor has a huge warm tone, truly an outstanding sound you have to hear in person. I段wii ukes are also know for their great playability. This one is exceptionally comfortable with low action and a radiused fretboard.

This instrument features a mortise and tenon joint bolt on neck with a smooth, comfortable slim profile. Other features include a radius fretboard, graphite rod running through the neck, Gotoh UPT tuners, a hand-rubbed gloss finish, and a Beautiful signature I段wi inlay on the ebony headstock.

I'iwi is among the most highly-regarded custom ukes. Designed and built by Charlie Fukuba, renowned custom luthier and musician on Oahu. This tenor is in like-new condition. Selling to reduce my number of tenor ukes.

SPECS
* Hawaiian curly mango top, back, and sides
* Ebony radiused fretboard and bridge
* Three abalone rosettes
* Abalone position diamonds on top of fretboard, Abalone position dots on side
* Abalone purfling on top, ebony binding top and back
* Compensated bone saddle
* Decorative wood tail stripe
* Strap button
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh UPT geared tuning keys
* Hand-rubbed gloss finish
* Hardshell case

Original listing from HMS https://www.theukulelesite.com/i-iwi-custom-mango-tenor-1681.html
Sound sample in Bb tuning: https://app.box.com/s/p33uyqwzrbf0t7bo5kg9todopbtlqpb0
Sound sample in B tuning https://app.box.com/s/iojt8bf1fj00nq06rd3kiz2oa1rbt0uq
Corey playing this uke in c tuning https://vimeo.com/180286661

Asking $2650 + shipping.

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Doc_J
04-02-2018, 07:10 AM
Still available.

DownUpDave
04-02-2018, 08:08 AM
Still available.

Somebody needs to buy this. I own an I'iwi and they are some of the best ukes ever made. If you like a full, clear, rich, resonant sound with great note seperation. This particular instrument is probably the finest mango I'iwi I have heard.

SoloRule
04-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Doc J posts usually don't last more than a day. What happened??? Income tax time?

valde002
04-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Doc J posts usually don't last more than a day. What happened??? Income tax time?

Trump happened

Michael70
04-03-2018, 02:44 AM
Absolutely stunning! Tax refund unfortunately for landscaping; painting garage; new industrial size mailbox (to make the neighbors envious!) and paying property taxes! If not......that beauty would be a consideration for sure.

Doc_J
04-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Thanks folks. This uke is now sold.