AUCTION For MAUI: Kanile'a The Tree Mahogany Adirondack Spruce Custom Tenor Package (Born Anew 27611)
Mahalo to Kanile'a for the amazing instrument and donation as well as Craig Lavin for the inlay, Jay Howlett for an epic set from "The Tree" Mahogany, and Annie Margarita for the custom strap! 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". This will give you the charity tax write off and all proceeds will go to Maui Food Bank.
This is one of the best ukes to come through The Ukulele Site. It sounds and plays SO wonderful we guarantee you will love it! It features a one of a kind inlay from renowned inlay artist Craig Lavin, a gorgeous and rare cut of Adirondack bearclaw spruce for the top, and the eye-popping mahogany from "The Tree"
"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 for the people of Maui and Kanile'a certainly used it well.
Framing all of this off is ebony binding all over including the side soundport, abalone purfling is around the top and it also has the comfort arm bevel and scoop cutaway body. "The Tree" was used for the rosette for a wonderful aesthetic continuity.
The Honu (turtle) is a symbol of longevity, safety, and mana (spiritual energy) in Hawaiian culture and their presence brings good luck and peace. The Honu is considered a form of ‘aumakua or ancestral spirit offering lifelong protection, wisdom and guidance. Honu are depicted in ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, artwork and mythology and represent the eternal link between man, land and sea.
This inlay from Craig Lavin is named "Born Anew" and symbolizes the needs in Maui and hopes for their future.
Also included in the auction is the nicest strap we've ever seen! (Also includes custom strap button we will receive soon and consult with you for installation) This strap was made by artist Annie Margarita. She does all of the leather work, etching, and painting. Her straps start at $450 and this one is gorgeous and feels SO nice!
This is a special instrument and package 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.
This package is valued at $20,060. This is an auction and the details are below.
Mastergrade bearclaw adirondack top
"The Tree" mahogany back and sides
"The Tree" rosette
Abalone top purflings
Shell and wood custom inlay by Craig Lavin
Ebony fretboard, bridge, and faceplate
Bound side sound port
Comfort arm bevel
Gotoh 18:1 Stealth tuners
UV-cured high gloss polyester finish body and faceplate
UV-cured silk finish neck
Ebony Bridge pins with sand inlays
14 frets to body
Kanile'a fluorocarbon low G set
Kanile'a Deluxe Gig Case
Total Scale Length: 17”/43.18cm
Body Length: 12”/30.48cm
Overall length: 27”/68.58cm
Nut Width: 1.5”/38.15mm
Lower Bout Width: 9.25”/23.5cm
Upper Bout Width: 6.75”/17.15cm
Lower Bout Depth: 2.75”/6.99cm
Upper Bout Depth: 2.5”/6.35cm
At Nut: G to C = 10.5mm G to A = 29.5mm
At 12th fret: G to C = 12.5mm G to A = 36mm
At Saddle: G to C = 15.5mm G to A = 44.5mm
1. This auction will close on Sunday, September, 24 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.
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-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.
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-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.
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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.
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