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Palm Tree Concert (2005)

   
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Specifications

Top Wood:  Hawaiian Koa
Back and Sides Wood:  Hawaiian Koa
Width at Nut:  1-3/8"
Scale Length:  15-3/16"
Frets to Body:  12
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood:  Rosewood / Hawaiian Koa
Binding:  Tortoiseshell
Rosette:  Multi-Ring
Fingerboard Side Dots:  White Dots
Fingerboard Inlay:  Abalone Dots
Tuners:  Friction
Case:  Hardshell Case

Description

What we have here is a very early (this one is lucky number 7) Palm Tree concert ukulele made by renowned luthier John Ramsey in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John was inspired by a trip he and his wife took to Hawaii, and started to build ukuleles designed after the classic ukes of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. This has some wonderfully book-matched koa wood that shows a lot of nice flame pattern to it, and sounds well developed in its mid-range. It has some signs of playwear on there, namely some light pick marking on the bass and treble sides of the sound hole as well as a dark spot in headstock finish where a tuner was likely clipped on. This comes with a hard shell case.