What an instrument! Bold and strident when you want it to be, sweet and melodic when you want it to be, and every step between. Forget the stunning looks for now, the sound is what it is all about. Joe Souza's dedication to getting the very best sound out of Koa is nothing short of legendary - the redesigned TRU-R touch and release bracing system helps every vibration from the strings to move the top for longer, giving each note huge room to sustain. It also means that you can get great amounts of "light and shade" in your playing - you notice that when fingerpicking just a slight tickle of a string gives you an immediate and satisfying response, and equally when you strum fiercely each note is perfectly weighted in attack, prominence and sustain, making the chord very clear and unmuddy, even when strung with a Low G, or played with vigour up the neck. You have to love Kanile'a and their 38mm nut width too; perfect for us sausage fingered players out there, but comfy for everyone.
It sounds great, it looks great, it plays great - I bet all of the other Ukuleles are jealous! This one has a few small marks to the body, but is in fundamentally in really good 9/10 condition, having been cared for and looked after very well indeed by the first owner. The reason for trading it in was that our good, regular customer decided to go for a real one off hand built instrument of a lifetime. It was a wrench for him, as this K-3 sounds and feels so lovely.
Spec: Deluxe Curly Koa Body Ebony Fret Board and Bridge TRU-R bracing system Tortoise binding front and back Wood inlay Rosette Sand inlay position dots South American mahogany neck Rounded back Bridge Pins Chrome Geared Grover Tuner Keys UV Gloss finish 38mm nut width 17" scale length D'Addario EJ99T Clear Fluorocarbon High G strings fitted Kanile'a hard case (a few cosmetic marks, but good condition) Strap button fitted to bottom bout