View Full Version : Riggio Tenor

07-09-2013, 03:23 PM
This uke has been sold.

This is an excellent Riggio tenor ukulele, purchased from HMS last year. It is all koa with ivoroid top binding, black/white rosette, rosewood pin bridge/fretboard. Bone nut and saddle. Grover geared tuners. Nitro-gloss finish, semi-open pore. This ukulele is in excellent condition, not even any strum marks. It plays so smoothly and has a wonderful warm sound while retaining higher note clarity. Action is low and easy. Superb construction. Phil Riggio worked at Kanile'a before beginning his own shop. I am only selling as I am looking at a custom tenor purchase. If you want a lovely traditional Koa sounding Hawaiian style uke, this is a great choice. Includes Oahu hard case. Shipping extra. More pics provided on request. Sound sample: https://www.box.com/s/e46f4c66d4cd87a598ae

Price: $675 plus shipping.

07-09-2013, 03:27 PM
A few more pix:

07-10-2013, 03:30 AM
Riggio's work is great!
This is a great deal. I am waiting for a Mya-Moe koa, otherwise I'd be on this one.

Best of luck with the sale and Uke on!

07-10-2013, 06:08 AM
Thanks, ukulele64!

07-10-2013, 07:54 AM
That is beautiful. Where in NC are you?

07-10-2013, 09:06 AM
Hi rem! I'm in Chapel Hill.

07-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Beautiful uke Craig. I've heard lots of good things about Riggio ukuleles.

That is a great price for a like-new Hawaiian made koa custom tenor!

07-12-2013, 04:46 AM
Thanks, Doc. Still available.

07-13-2013, 03:32 AM
Aaron of HMS often posts videos of new instruments for sale. He did a video of my Riggio tenor and you can get his opinion of the uke I'm selling:


mm stan
07-13-2013, 03:35 AM
Nice Uke Craig....Can't believe you are selling this nice uke....I am feeling you are getting ready a new custom soon...hmmmm Good Luck on the sale....it should sell fast this uke for the price

07-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Thanks for the PM Craig. I was pretty much settled on a Loprinzi cherry, but giving this one a second look...Give me a call so we can talk about it.


07-14-2013, 04:02 PM
Wow...Can't believe this hasn't sold yet...I'm the proud owner of Phil Riggio's #16 Koa Tenor, and wouldn't trade it for anything...Stunning ukulele...Congrats to whoever gets yours...

07-15-2013, 07:11 AM
What a nice uke...I have not bought one in a while....sorely tempted


07-18-2013, 10:26 AM
Thanks for your help...


07-18-2013, 11:46 AM
You're welcome sonoma!

And thanks to all who contributed to the thread.

This uke has been sold!