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I'iwi 25 Yr Anniversary Custom Hawaiian Mahogany Tenor (#20101)

I'iwi 25 Yr Anniversary Custom Hawaiian Mahogany Tenor (#20101)
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**25 Year Custom One-of-a-Kind I'iwi Tenor **

This is a "one-off" from Charlie to commemorate 25 years of ukulele building. The looks are awesome with beautiful and very rare Hawaiian grown Cuban mahogany framed off with abalone and curly koa. The back also has a gorgeous curly koa strip going down the middle. The fret markers are Roman numerals with 25 (XXV) at the 15th fret to commemorate the number of years Charlie has been making wonderful ukes for the world.  

There was a Cuban mahogany tree that was cut over 20 years ago here on Oahu. It had some logs of figured mahogany that have made some of the finest ukes and guitars I have ever heard. This ukulele is from that tree and it's some of the nicest, perfectly quarter sawn Hawaiian grown Cuban mahogany you will find, and this wood is rare in any grade. But that's only part of why the custom made Hawaiian instrument you see here is such a special instrument. Even more important is that it has a projection and tonal balance that's exactly what many of us look for in an ultimate uke. Sealing the deal is the feel of it. It plays like a dream and is a custom instrument you can really treasure for many years.

Charlie Fukuba is a musician first and foremost and he builds for tone. His craftsmanship is excellent and the inlay is super cool, but we love I'iwi for the tone. Such a warm, clear sound that plays true all the way up the neck. Check out this review and sound sample from Mika Kane. 

Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening.

Here in Hawai'i, I'iwi is among the most highly regarded custom instruments you can get. For the last 20 years the majority have gone off to Japan but we are truly excited to start showing you many more I'iwi ukuleles. Not because they are made in  Hawaii and feature beautiful woods and designs, but because they sound SO great! 

The design on this tenor with its three small sound holes lends itself to the rich guitar-like tones many of us love to hear. This is what Hawaii's top custom builders usually aim for: a big, warm, yet clear and projecting sound that "sings". As each of us played this instrument we were all super impressed. It's such a treat in every way.

This mahogany is rarer and way more expensive than curly koa. Don't miss this opportunity to have a special Hawaiian custom from a legendary mahogany tree from Oahu.

This ukulele features some of the finest tones you will ever get from a ukulele. It has a comfortable feel with a radius fretboard long-term stability of a graphite rod in the neck. It also has a hand-rubbed gloss finish and a beautiful koa body. This is like the last I'iwi tenor we just posted, but with Gotoh UPT tuners.

Essential Accessories & Popular Customizations

* Hawaiian (Cuban) mahogany top sides and three peice mahogany and flame maple back
* Ebony fret board and bridge
* Mother of pearl original rosette 
* Pearl position diamonds
* Mahogany neck
* Gotoh UPT geared tuning keys
* Hand-rubbed gloss finish
* Hard shell custom case

I’iwi 3 Hole Tenor
Total Scale Length: 17”/43.18cm
Body Length: 11.75”/29.85cm
Overall length: 27”/68.58cm
Nut Width: 1.41”/35.92mm
Saddle Width: 2.44”/61.99mm
Lower Bout Width: 9.25”/23.50cm
Upper Bout Width: 7.125”/18.10cm
Lower Bout Depth: 2.75”/6.99cm
Upper Bout Depth: 2.625”/6.67cm
String Spacing
At Nut: G to C = 9.41mm G to A = 29.36mm
At 12th Fret: G to C = 11.44mm G to A = 34.88m
At Saddle: G to C = 13.31mm G to A = 40.05mm

More Information

This is ukulele includes the Oahu tenor hard case and it fits this instrument perfectly.

Humidifier (Options at the "Humidifier Options" above)

Another option is to add a ukulele humidifier. This is required if you live in a low humidity area or if you use indoor heating/cooling, especially for areas with winter seasons or hot summers. If you are heating the air in your house, the air will become extremely dry.

Regardless of the outside humidity levels, the indoor humidity levels will drop dramatically once the air is heated. The same is true for air conditioning, usually not as drastic of a humidity drop as a heater, but it will remove a significant amount of moisture from the air as well. In either case, it is always a good idea to supplement with a humidifier that you store in the case with the instrument while not in use. This is usually a requirement by Ukulele manufacturers in order to keep the instrument covered under warranty.

In order to humidify the instrument, you will need a case for the humidifier to work properly and you will need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed.

Other Options (Many found in the essential accessories above)
Another option is to switch your string set or change from low G tuning to high G tuning or vice-versa. Just add the strings you want and choose the restring option at the string listing. 

After adding this instrument to your shopping cart, you can add extra accessories from the website or from this page. installation of strap button(s) if you like to use a strap.
Add a pickup installation so you can play through an amplifier.
Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $500 dollars or more, domestic US orders will receive free FedEx 2 day shipping. (2 business days is the time in transit once the instrument departs)

There is a special instructions box where you can add notes or preferences that our setup or shipping department needs to be aware of.

Before being shipped, your instrument will first go through our setup department. The processing time before shipment will depend on the setup option chosen. See additional tabs for more information on our setup process, turnaround time, and shipping. 

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Setup Options


Current Turnaround Time: Amount of time before shipping-
Full Setup: 3-6 Days
Full Setup RUSH: 2-4 days
Basic QC Only: 2-4 days

Basic Quality Control - $0.00 (Always Free)

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 - $40.00 for Ukuleles Under $399 / Free for Ukuleles $399+ 


-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. 



Shipping Information


For more even more details and FAQ visit our Shipping Page under the Company Info tab at the header menu.

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. 

As soon as the shipping label is created you will be automatically notified via email with tracking information. All packages will be shipped with a signature requirement by default. If you do not wish to have a signature requirement you will need to notify us, either by leaving a note in the “special instructions” when adding the item(s) to your shopping cart or by emailing our shipping department directly. Any shipping related requests (hold/delay/address change) should also be directed to our shipping department ( veronica@theukulelesite.com). 

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You may also be required to pay import duties/taxes, this will vary depending on your location and the value of the item(s). To estimate these taxes, you can contact your local customs office. Fedex also offers a helpful estimation tool: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/international.html

UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE PERMIT: If your ukulele contains any amount of shell inlay (abalone or pearl) it will require a permit to be shipped internationally. The cost of this permit is $93.00 USD. We will handle the paperwork and file the permit for you, but the cost of all duties and fees are the responsibility of the customer.

SHIPPING COST will vary depending on the size dimensions and weight of the package as well as the destination. To get a quote, use the “Calculate Shipping Cost” link located next to the “Add to Cart button” on each listing.

This is made even easier when you are already logged in to your customer account. Follow this link to create an account if you don’t already have one go HERE.

FREE SHIPPING: All orders within the USA with a total over $500 will qualify for free FedEx 2-day air shipping.

SHIPMENT AND TRACKING NOTIFICATIONS are sent automatically via email as soon as the shipping label is created so please make sure your email address is accurate when placing the order. Outgoing shipments are picked up by our shipping carriers Monday through Friday. 

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. 


*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.

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