Overseas customers: please be aware that you will be charged VAT as well as Import Duty and Customs Clearance fees on this item!
Kept in fantastic condition and has had a strap button added to the bottom. This is a real bargain for someone!
Here we have an all solid traditional style Hawaiian koa Big Island concert ukulele with a lower than expected price tag. All Big Island acoustic ukes are half made in Hawaii: the wood is milled and prepared in Hawaii, then shipped to a specialist factory in Vietnam for assembly. The quality is excellent, definitely a step up from what you expect to find from most Chinese factories.
Big Island are back and it's been too long... I remember the early days of the Southern Ukulele Store when Big Island along with Pono were the benchmark for affordable high end ukuleles and both of these brands have endured the 2010s without compromising on quality or consistency.
We can't all justify or afford to go up to the next price point and get a Hawaiian made ukulele and Big Island are a fantastic compromise for those that want high end woods with fancy cosmetic details and high gloss finishes.
The U-KT-CTS concert ukulele is the 2020 incarnation of popular former model H-BI-KT-CTS. Although neither will win awards for having an exciting product name; the ukuleles themselves are packed tight with features.
The solid Hawaiian koa top back and sides are gorgeous with lots of nice quirks to them and you can spend hours just examining the body like it's a city map.
Some of the more subtle touches to this uke that you should look out for are the abalone dots, snakewood buttons on closed back geared tuners and 2020 KT-CTS models have returned to rosewood fingerboards and bridges giving the instrument a slightly softer feel than ebony.
I almost forgot to say that these ukuleles come with a Big Island woodshell hardcase! What an extra...
Solid Hawaiian koa top, back and sides
35mm nut width
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Abalone front dots
Bone nut and saddle
High gloss finish
Snakewood machinehead buttons on geared tuners
Big Island hard case included
Manufactured in Vietnam
All of our second hand ukes are inspected when they arrive with us, set up and adjusted as required to make sure they meet our strict quality checks. We then check ukuleles again before we send them out to ensure that you get them in tip top condition and can buy from us confidence. EU and ROW Customers - please be aware that you will pay your local VAT (Sales Tax) and Import Duties in addition to the ex VAT prices you see when the instrument lands in your country.