Mr. Barnes was looking for a special ukulele – a simple build with astounding wood selections for the top back and sides, matching headplates and vintage finish. He chose Figured Koa from my back stock of woods. The tonal quality of the wood was amazing even before I re-sawed it to thickness.
As the parts hit the sander the beauty became more and more evident! Then the finish was applied and the surface of the wood exploded with color and contrasts that even I did not think would be visible! I strung it up in anticipation of the first strum. There it was, that classic Koa -Hawaiian sound. So smooth and soothing. Needless to say Mr. Barnes was a happy camper too.
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
|Name:||The Barnes Model 1|
|Type of Build:||Basic|