This `ukulele was designed for the multi-talented Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, particularly as an accompanying instrument for singing and his teaching activities.
Kaliko was Aunty Nona Beamer's hanai son, and the special ornaments are in remembrance of her. In the fingerboard, at the 5th fret, a mother of pearl butterfly is inlaid. And under the fingerboard and peghead overlay, there is a thin orange veneer. Orange was certainly Aunty Nona's color and the Kamehameha Butterfly was very special to her.
The sound is exceptionally even and suited for accompanying voice and halau.
Kaliko's instrument is an all Koa 6 string, set up with unison 1st, a high C on the 3rd and a low G, but it is also available in 4, 5 or 8 string versions, and has an abalone rosette and high gloss finish
Other than choice of case and addition of a pickup, there are no other options.
Both Kaliko and I will sign the label.
A portion of each sale will go to help support the Mohala Hou Foundation.
|Butterfly inlay||Orange veneer detail