Monday, June 22, 2009

G-String Full Custom Tenor - Kelly Boy DeLima Model -

Here is a very unique G - String ukulele. This is a full custom tenor with cutaway and pickup that was made to the specifications of Kelly Boy DeLima, ukulele player extraordinaire. Kelly Boy is well known as the lead singer and ukulele player for the band Kapena, as well as the leader of the De Lima Ohana Band. This tenor is made out of curly Hawaiian Koa. It has abalone purfling on the sound board, as well as the sides of the body, and an abalone and koa rosette. It also features a cutaway, and a Fishman Pro-Blend active pickup with volume and tone controls. The headstock is in the electric guitar style, and "Hawaiian Style" is inlaid in the headstock. There is an Olde English "G" inlaid in koa at the base of the ebony fingerboard. As you can see, this instrument has been very well used. It has been retired, and now rests comfortably on display at Puapua in Waikiki. Mahalo.

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