Curly Koa with a brown tint is very unusual; most are reds and orange. This bold and beautiful full body design features a Bear Claw Sitka Spruce top plate, Ebony fretboard and tailpiece, and a slotted headstock. The tuning machines are by Rubner, handmade in Germany with a 15:1 gear ratio for precise tuning. This uke is 'Stage Ready' with Fishman electronics and also has a truss rod, to straighten the neck if Time should deform it. A solid curly Koa neck, 24 frets, and an adjustable black Corian bridge complete the details of this outstanding beauty. The 4A Grade says that the Curly Koa chosen is nearly the best.
Building this instrument was a real pleasure. At every stage it just created this aura of sophistication and precision. Named for our favorite world champion tennis player, only the best materials would do... if asked which of all the ukes were my absolute personal favorite ever, this is it.
Retail Price; All Tax, Shipping, and Insurance Included... $4,000 US