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Our koa soprano is now bigger and badder! The body has been widened (by 3/4") and deepened, and the soundhole slightly enlarged, to give it a richer, fuller tone. Because the body is slightly heavier, we've also been able to upgrade to the Waverly-style geared tuners (the same ones we use on our $1000 models!) without making it neck-heavy.
You'll be blown away! It sounds awesome, plays great, holds its tune better than ever- and at this special sale price, it actually costs less than the older, smaller Mele Koa Standard (now discontinued) which had friction pegs, rather than these lovely geared tuners.
This beautiful handmade professional-quality instrument has a solid Big Island koa top and solid mahogany back and sides. Sounds as great as it looks! Ebony bridge, fingerboard, and binding, 19 nickel frets, 18-to-1 precision diecast nickel-plated Mele tuning machines.
The Concert-sized uke (23" long) is the size between the soprano (21") and the tenor (26"). 15 frets, great tone, but still nice & portable!
Hand-cut & hand-graduated Big Island koa wood top, back & sides. Hand-cut ebony fingerboard & binding. Die-cast, nickel-plated, 18 to 1 super smooth geared tuners.
The tenor is the size you'll see the pros playing at luau shows & recording sessions. This one is entirely handmade of choice Big Island Koa wood (aged 2 to 5 years on Maui) with ebony fingerboard, binding & bridge. This is our most popular koa tenor because of its full, rich tone, good looks, and GREAT price! 19 nickel-silver medium frets, geared die-cast 18:1 tuners, D'addario strings. Slim, comfortable mahogany neck (for stability) with non-adjustable steel truss rod.
Beautiful solid Big Island koa wood top for great looks and sweet tone, mahogany back and sides. Less expensive than our all-koa bari, but some folks like it better! All the features of our tenor ukes (ebony bridge, fingerboard & binding; slim, comfortable neck with truss rod; super-smooth 18:1 geared tuners) but bigger; tuned like the 4 high strings on a guitar (EBGD). Alternately, with our special "baritone standard" strings, can be tuned AECG like all the other ukulele sizes.
The 6-string tenor uke is a very versatile performer; full, ringing tone for strumming but also great for picking. Entirely handmade of genuine Big Island koa wood. Steel-reinforced mahogany neck. Same great features as the tenor 4, but with 2 extra strings; the "C" (in octaves) and the "A" strings are doubled.
Note the beautiful genuine ebony binding, fingerboard and bridge!
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All the features of the 4- and 6-string tenors plus the fullest tone of all; all 4 notes are doubled (G and C in octaves, E and A in unison). Solid koa top, back and sides. Stable hand-carved steel-reinforced mahogany neck. Ebony bridge, fingerboard and binding. The ideal instrument for strumming rich-sounding chords. Beautiful four-on-a-plate Grover die-cast geared tuners with Pearloid buttons. If you have shopped around at all, you know that a brand new, warrantied, handmade, genuine solid koa 8-string for under $1200 is not to be found anywhere else but here. Great deal at $849.