Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Moore Bettah Custom Tenor

Here is an exquisite example from the Big Island. Moore Bettah Ukuleles are some of the finest instruments made in the islands. This tenor is full curly koa with ebony fretboard, bridge, binding, and faceplate. The two soundhole design is reminiscent of slack key style Hawaiian guitars. The headstock is inlaid with a variety of prescious stone and shell, including abalone, paua, tahitian black pearl, and M.O.P.. Rosette and purfling are done in abalone. This ukulele also plays like a dream. Very rich and full tones due to the double hole design. Mr. Moore is one of but a handful of luthiers in Hawaii deserving of the title of master builder. Mahalo.

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