Big Island Honu KSX-TRG Curly Koa Deluxe Tenor Ukulele w/Cutaway & Slotted Headstock #220041
I think you'll agree that the Koa is exceptional on this model - huge, deep curl and figuring to the wood, and the gloss really heightens the effect and makes it pop. The Honu (turtle) headstock and bridge just add so much to the exotic look of this beautiful uke.
The sound is powerful and sounds very Kanile'a like with the Aquila Super Nylgut strings although a set of Fluorocarbons would really ramp this bad boy into 5th gear. The perfect Uke for someone truly appreciative of the nice clarity and warmth that you can get from good Koa, and who wants to save hundreds of pounds on the price of an equivalently specced model which is made on Hawaii.
In the hand you notice just how ergonomically designed the neck is, really slim profile, and easy to play for easy fretting of even the most troublesome Eb minor 9th. The nut width at 35mm and string spacing of 28mm is standard, and will feel very familar to most players.
What sets the KSX-TRG apart from the other Deluxe Big Island Ukuleles is its traditional Slotted headstock and cutaway design... It's very much a deluxe ukulele with even more deluxe features whilst remaining more affordable than a Hawaiian made Koa Ukulele.
Pictures show actual instrument.
Solid Curly Koa top, back and sides
Slotted Headstock with reverse Honu inlay etched in the back
Mahogany neck, gloss finish
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Bone nut and saddle
Abalone Honu fretboard inlays
Abalone soundhole rosette
Maple binding with Abalone purfling
Aquila Super Nylgut High G strings
35mm nut width with 28mm G to A spacing
17" scale length