Saturday, October 31, 2009

G-String Full Custom Tenor Triple Rosette Gavin's

Here is a very special G-String Full Custom Tenor. This ukulele is another from the collection of Gavin Ono, who has assembled one of the finest selections of ukuleles I have seen. Especially for someone so young! Anyhow, this ukulele is made of all extremely curly Hawaiian Koa. The neck is mahogany. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Koa faceplate and backplate ( very nice ). White binding. Abalone purfling on the soundboard. Triple abalone rosette. Abalone logo. Grover tuning pegs. This ukulele has a very unusual headstock. I have seen the G-String electric guitar style triangular headstock before. However, this ukulele's headstock is even more extreme than usual. Half the thickness of the "G-head", and with a notched top. The 'G' is also inlaid specially. This is one of the finest G-String custom tenors that I have come across. There is one issue that has developed with this instrument. It is a common issue for many ukuleles, and that is why I am featuring it. Coat checking. That is when the finish starts to spiderweb crack. It can be seen in the final picture. The lesson to be learned is to use a humidifier. Mahalo.

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