Mauloa Acacia Tenor Package (TT-80CW 4232)
All Solid Woods - Slotted Headstock - Maple Arm Bevel & Scoop Cutaway - Beautiful Inlays
Corey samples this new model with the Uke Logic Hard Tension Smoothwound low G set.
This tenor features an all-solid figured acacia body. These have some of the most beautiful acacia you will find and the tone is just as beautiful.
Kalei samples this model with the Ko'olau Aho fluorocarbon Low G set. You can get this instrument setup with this string set in the options here on this page. Another option is this same set but in high G which will give a brighter sound than the stock nylon set. It’s a personal preference. There is no “best” string set. But we think this one sounds great.
This tenor is framed off with maple wood bindings as well as a smooth arm bevel for extra comfort when holding and playing. Abalone shell purflings runs along the bindings really making this one pop. A scoop bevel adds even more to the cool custom look and gives you easier access to the highest frets.
Ebony is used for the bridge and fretboard with a beautiful inlay made with abalone, pearl shell, and recon stone. It's the most "custom looking" affordable uke we've found and it sounds great too!
Here's a sample with the stock D'addario Pro Arte strings high G.
This instrument is made with all natural materials, bone nut and saddle, real shell inlays, and wood bindings. It has a glassy finish showing off the beauty of the woods, but the neck is satin finish for smooth sliding up and down the fretboard. The headstock is a unique design from Mauloa called the "U classic". Very attractive and these are built with an excellent understanding of ukulele construction for stability and resonance. This includes features you can't see like an advanced bracing system and a carbon fiber reinforcement in the necks.
Mauloa tenors feature the 1.5 inch width at the nut that gives a tiny bit more room for your fingers and is preferred by many for clean comfortable playing.
The D'addario strings they come with have a nice warm balance. But for more volume and clarity we suggest the Ko'olau Aho upgrade. This really depends on your style and taste but we will have more videos coming with different string options.
We set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes the following: saddle and nut heights, fret work (usually planing or dressing), intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for cosmetic flaw. This is crucial for this middle price range; you can really get close to a high-end tenor feel from our work. We are always dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice!
We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. However, if you live in a dry area, or use indoor heating or cooling for part of the year, please upgrade to the Oasis humidifier to properly protect this solid wood ukulele.
For this instrument, we are including a deluxe gig bag. This fits all of our canvas covered, wooden, and fiberglass tenors cases if you'd like to upgrade.
- Scale Length: 17 inches
- Overall Instrument Length: 26 inches
- Body Length: 11 3/4 inches
- Number of frets: 19 - 14 to body
- Width at upper bout: 6 5/8 inches
- Width at lower bout: 9 1/8 inches
- Width at waist: 5 1/2 inches
- Body Depth: 3 inches
- Fingerboard width at nut: 1 1/2 inches
- Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1 7/8 inches
Other Options (Many found in the essential accessories above)
For more even more details and FAQ visit our Shipping Page under the Company Info tab at the header menu.
SHIPPING CARRIER OPTIONS:
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 ( [email protected]).
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.
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.