Endemic Legacy Tenor Ukulele

Endemic Legacy Tenor Ukulele

60,000.00

This musical work of art is our gift to you by making a tax-deductible sponsorship of 1000 Legacy Trees. The nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative has unveiled the world’s first ukulele built entirely from endemic Hawaiian hardwoods.


This stunning ukulele is part of a limited edition (one of only four in the world) of unique instruments commissioned by the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative. Made using only endemic Hawaiian hardwoods, these are the only ukuleles in the world able to make this claim. These works of art are made from the highest grades of rare Hawaiian woods; koa, kookoolau, ohia, and sandalwood. This instrument was built to be the embodiment of the Hawaiian ahupua'a system. The ancient Hawaiians used the ahupua'a system as a way to divide and manage lands. A single ahupua'a was a pie-shaped wedge that ran from the tip of the mountaintop to the beaches at the ocean's edge. They believed that good land stewardship could only be accomplished by encompassing the entire ahupua'a. Indeed, whatever happens on the mountaintop will surely affect the coral reefs in the ocean. Even the shoreline is represented in this instrument. If you look closely at the rosette surrounding the sound-hole, you will notice that the Hawai'i state motto is inlaid with Hawaiian beach sand. The tone, sustain and playability of this instrument is exceptional...truly a remarkable instrument. This musical work of art is our gift to you by making a tax-deductible sponsorship of 1000 Legacy Trees.

Add To Cart


This stunning ukulele is part of a limited edition (one of only four in the world) of unique instruments commissioned by the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative. Made using only endemic Hawaiian hardwoods, these are the only ukuleles in the world able to make this claim. These works of art are made from the highest grades of rare Hawaiian woods; koa, kookoolau, ohia, and sandalwood. This instrument was built to be the embodiment of the Hawaiian ahupua'a system. The ancient Hawaiians used the ahupua'a system as a way to divide and manage lands. A single ahupua'a was a pie-shaped wedge that ran from the tip of the mountaintop to the beaches at the ocean's edge. They believed that good land stewardship could only be accomplished by encompassing the entire ahupua'a. Indeed, whatever happens on the mountaintop will surely affect the coral reefs in the ocean. Even the shoreline is represented in this instrument. If you look closely at the rosette surrounding the sound-hole, you will notice that the Hawai'i state motto is inlaid with Hawaiian beach sand. The tone, sustain and playability of this instrument is exceptional...truly a remarkable instrument. This musical work of art is our gift to you by making a tax-deductible sponsorship of 1000 Legacy Trees.