1998 Tony Graziano Concert Ukulele Koa ID-5905
1998 Tony Graziano Concert Ukulele Koa
This 1998 Tony Graziano Concert Ukulele features a custom ordered curly Koa body. Koa is a native hardwood of Hawaii and is widely considered the "traditional" wood for ukuleles. With plenty of warmth this tonewood provides a unique, bright, punchy tone. Curly Koa is known for it's beautiful grain pattern, and this one is no exception! This custom ordered ukulele is complimented by a beautiful abalone rosette as well as a wood pattern backstrip and a gorgeous "Saturn" headstock inlay.
Based in Santa Cruz, California, Tony Graziano has been building musical instruments since 1969. Graziano first became interested in Ukulele's in 1978 and after building Ukuleles and Guitars for several years he began building them almost exclusively around 1995. Graziano builds all the Ukes himself using some of the finest woods available.
This Uke is in excellent condition and is hard to distinguish used from new. There are minor scratches on the back as well as some hazing on the finish on the top and sides. We did our best to photograph the wear on this Uke as seen in the pictures below. Original Hardshell Case Included.
- Serial: 191
- Top Wood: Curly Koa
- Back Wood: Curly Koa
- Scale: 14 3/4"
- Year: 1998
- Inlays: MOP
- Rosette: Abalone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Tuners: Grover friction tuners
- Body Binding: Ivoroid cellulose plastic
- Fretboard Binding: Iivoroid cellulose plastic
- Headstock Binding: Ivoroid cellulose plastic
- Pickguard: None
- Backstrip: Wood Pattern Strip
- Body Depth: 2 3/4"
- Lower Bout Width: 8"
- Pickup(s): None
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Misc. 1: Lacquer Finish