AUCTION For MAUI: Moore Bettah Custom Spruce/Ebony Tenor (Maui Strong 2313)
Mahalo to Chuck Moore for this donation!
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". This will give you the charity tax write off and all proceeds will go to Maui Food Bank.
AUCTION: One-of-a-kind Moore Bettah Tenor!
Adirondack Spruce Black & White Ebony (Maui Strong!)
Chuck Moore is a phenomenal luthier, but he's more than that. He's an artist in the most creative way and each one of these special instruments is not only a world class musical instrument, but also an original, one-of-a kind piece of fine art. This one is a dedication to the legendary town of Lahaina and people of Maui.
Take a listen as Brittni samples this unique masterpiece!
This ukulele features a sitka spruce top which excels in warm projection. The sides and back are a gorgeous marbled black and white ebony that's amazing to just look at but is also a superb tone wood for power and articulation. Together, these woods and Chuck's master lutherie make for an ultimate tenor in tone and sustain. Just as important is the perfect neck set and curvature including a top notch setup for ultra smooth "action" and true intonation all the way up the neck.
All of this is accompanied by a slew of wonderful appointments like an ebony bound side sound port, the smoothest and most elegant arm bevel, mitered purflings flowing along with wood bindings nicely rounded off, and a thin high-gloss finish smooth to the slide.
Corey gives it a sample-
Chuck is a solo builder and works by hand, no computer aided design, laser cutting machine or outside sourcing. The art on this one features the "Maui Strong" theme. The movement to help the people of Maui recover from the devestating wild fires. Honoring the spirit of Lahaina is their famous banyan tree and the island of Maui on the fretboard.
With world-class skills and a unique imagination, Chuck Moore created another one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The sound goes from sweet and warm when played lightly, to powerful and focused when you dig in. Chuck keeps refining his builds and continues enlightens us on just how great an ukulele can be.
This came to us with a world-class setup, very low action without buzzing, and a carbon fiber rod in the neck to ensure it maintains that perfect feel. Having an ukulele this easy to play with this wonderful of a sound is very special. Add to that the ability to truly help our brothers and sisters on Maui at their time of need and you get a ton of mana from this work of art.
Kalei shares thoughts and a sample-
This ultimate custom tenor ukulele includes the Oahu fiberglass case offering the best fit and protection and also a slew of accessories from Chuck.
This is an auction and the details are below.
- Maui Strong Commemorative Ukulele
- Model: 4 string tenor #2313
- Body materials: Back & White Ebony sides & back, Spruce top
- Bracing: Top, Sitka spruce, 3 fan pattern. Back, Honduran mahogany
- Binding: Ebony
- Purfling: B/W/B
- Neck: Honduran Mahogany (carbon fiber reinforced)
- Head stock design: Standard
- Side sound port: Upper bout
- Frets: Evo-Gold
- Fret board: Ebony bound
- Fret board Markers: Black & White Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Rosette: Black & White Ebony
- Inlay: “Maui Strong”, Banyan Tree - Black & White Ebony
- Nut & saddle: Tusq
- Tuners: Pegheds
- Strings: MBU Custom set, Low G— flatwound basses, fluorocarbon trebles
1. This auction will close on Saturday, September, 23 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.
AUCTION WINNER - You will be invoiced through Craig and Sarah's non-profit 4 Strings at a Time. Setup and shipping will be done by us.
Other Options (Many found in the essential accessories above)
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FedEx is our primary shipping carrier, all orders that qualify for free domestic shipping will be sent using FedEx. UPS and DHL can also be chosen as alternative options upon checkout, USPS is only used for smaller accessory orders.
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ACCESSORY AND CASE ORDERS: While non-instrument orders for cases and accessories do not require the same processing time needed for instruments, they do require time for processing and packing. The typical processing time for accessory/case orders is (1-4 business days) depending on current order volume.
CURRENT SETUP PROCESSING TIMES AND DETAILS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE “SETUP OPTIONS” TAB.*
*If you would like to receive your instrument as soon as possible you can forego the full setup process by selecting the “Basic QC Only” option or by selecting the “Full Setup RUSH” option when adding instruments to your shopping cart. More details are available under the “Setup Options” tab.
Current Turnaround Time: Amount of time it takes before shipment-
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.
Full Setup - FREE for all Ukuleles $399 and over / $20.00 for Ukuleles from $300-399 / $30.00 for Ukuleles Under $300
-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.
Additional services (see individual product listings to add these services to your order)
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.