Auction for Maui: Cornerstone Lahaina Project Tenor (Redwood "The Tree" Mahogany)
Mahalo to Peter for the amazing instrument and donation as well as Jay Howlett for an epic set from "The Tree" Mahogany and Harvey Leach for the fretboard inlays. This is a brand new custom tenor created to help the people of Maui.
This is an auction with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the people of Maui. You will be invoiced and payment will be made directly to Craig and Sarah's non profit "Four Strings at a Time".
The instrument pictured AND in the videos is the one available here.
This gorgeous instrument is a custom tenor from luthier, Peter Marreiros. It sounds and plays as phenomonal as we've ever experieinced in a tenor ukulele and the woods and inlays make a true work of art.
Kalei gives us a review and sample.
This tenor features a 99 year old California redwood top and "The Tree" quilted mahogany back and sides, a coveted and rare wood from an amazing tree. What you get is a rich, aged tone right off the bat and this one sounds super fat!
"The Tree" is a famous mahogany tree cut in the Honduras’ Chicibul Jungle in 1965. It was huge with a magnificent spiraling bark and loggers knew it would be amazing and, though it was in a crazy part of the jungle, they went for it. But they couldn't get it out. It fell down a ravine. Other people came and tried and no one could get it out for 18 years. As you know, it did have amazing figure but it also has more density and properties of rosewood in it's tone as well. Because of this, and it's scarcity, it became the most sought after wood for custom guitars for years. Not much of this wood is still around but this amazing set was donated by Jay Howlett for the people of Maui and Peter certainly used it well.
This pairs perfectly with an aged redwood soundboard for a full, sweet, and spacious projection. Ian O'Sullivan gives us a review and sample.
These woods and Peter's lutherie skills really do make for an impressive sound in both depth, and richness. Along with the oval sound hole, it has three small side ports opening up the sound for extra clarity. It's bound in ebony and framed off with blue paua abalone all up the neck and faceplate.
You'll notice the distinctive arm bevel which makes it extra comfortable to rest your arm on and looks super cool. Speaking of comfort, the action is nice and low and the fingerboard has a radius for left-hand comfort when chording along with the comfy medium D-shaped neck. Corey gives us another sample.
All of these features and more make for an ultimate custom tenor with a glorious sound and wonderful feel. This is a special instrument in many ways. It's one of the finest instruments you will ever play and we appreciate your desire to support our brothers and sisters on Maui.
California Redwood top from 1924
"The Tree" Quilted Mahogany sides and back
Brazilian rosewood and abalone rosette
Low profile sunburst mahogany neck (deep carbon fiber rod)
Ebony fretboard (16” Radius)
Ebony bridge, headplate and backplate
Ebony arm bevel
Blue Paua Abalone (soundboard, neck, headplate, end graft)
Interior Lahaina Banyan Tree engravings
Abalone and Recon Stone fretboard and faceplate inlays
Premium Gotoh 510 tuners
Cornerstone Deluxe Hard Case
Cornerstone Custom Tenor
Total Scale Length: 17.25"/43.82cm
Body Length: 12"/30.48cm
Overall Length: 27"/68.58cm
Nut Width: 1.52"/38.62mm
Saddle Width: 1.99"/50.64mm
Lower Bout Width: 9.25"/23.50cm
Upper Bout Width: 6.5"/16.51cm
Lower Bout Depth: 2.875"/7.30cm
Upper Bout Depth: 2.5"/6.35cm
At Nut: G to C = 9.46mm G to A = 29.26mm
At 12th Fret: G to C = 11.81mm G to A = 36.17mm
At Saddle: G to C = 14.14mm G to A = 42.28mm
1. This auction will close on Sunday, November, 26 2023 at 3:30 pm Hawaii time.
5. When the auction ends, the highest bid received at or above the reserve price will be the winner. We must receive your bid for it to count.
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Full Setup: 10-14 Business Days
Basic Quality Control: 2-3 Days
BASIC QUALITY CONTROL covers inspecting the instrument for any major defects that would have been missed by the factory and any faults in construction that could potentially damage or limit the functionality of the instrument over time. Any defective instruments are rejected and replaced. We make sure that each Ukulele meets the basic standard for a brand new instrument and will be ready to play once you receive it. A final cleanup is also included after inspection before packing and shipment.
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-Overall QC evaluation: To find defects in construction as well as to get an overall view of the instrument and note the areas that need extra attention and adjustment during the setup.
-Saddle Adjustment: The height of the saddle is lowered to reduce the distance between the strings and the fretboard, making it easier to play than the factory setup, especially higher up the fretboard.
-Nut Slot Adjustment: The depth, width, and angle of the nut slots are adjusted to create a more comfortable playing experience especially on the lower frets.
-Fret Dressing: After adjusting the nut and saddle heights, high spots in the fretboard or uneven frets will potentially cause fret buzz, dead spots, or other unwanted problems. The frets are filed to create a more consistent level across the fretboard. We then crown the frets to return their rounded curvature back to the top of each fret creating a clear contact point for each string. We then smooth and polish the frets and condition the fingerboard to bring them back to new condition.
-Final Cleanup: We always do a final overall cleanup of the instrument to make sure it is in new condition and ready to play before it is prepared for shipment.
Rush Setup & Delivery - Additional $50.00
The RUSH SETUP AND DELIVERY service is for customers who would still like to receive everything included in the full setup but on a shorter time frame. One of our setup technicians will work overtime outside of normal business hours to complete the setup within 2-3 days of the order being placed and immediately hand it over to the shipping department for packing and shipment. The $50.00 rush charge is in addition to the cost of the full setup.
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Re-stringing: We will replace the factory installed stock string set with a new set of your choosing. Select the “replace stock strings” option when adding your desired string set to the shopping cart.
Strap Button Installation: 1-2 buttons are installed to allow the use of a strap. Color options available.
Pickup installation: for players who would like the option to play or record with amplification.
Friction Tuner Upgrade (friction tuners only): We offer upgrade options for select instruments with friction tuners to be retrofitted with new geared tuners for better precision and comfort when tuning.
Left-handed Setup: Left-handed setups are also available upon request. Occasionally an additional charge may be added for compensated saddles on select models.