Jonah and the whale

Up and comer Jonah Price gets his hands on his newly strung up cut-a-way koa tenor.  Jonah dictated the dimension of this instrument and also designed his fret board logo.  He also requested a whale inlay for head stock and accepted my design for a humpback whale in black and white mother-of-pearl.  These photos are kind of candid and shot in my shop but hopefully reflect the moment.

Oh, the instrument is all koa and was the last of  a piece that I also made his dad’s ukulele out of per Jonah’s request.  Purfling and back strip are paua abalone and binding is East India Rosewood.  Logo is done in white mother-of-pearl.  Amplification is K&K’s under sound board twin mini internal.  Fret board and bridge are the last of Madagascar Ebony.  Accents are Hawaiian mango.

Keep your eyes peeled for Jonah!  I think you will be hearing and seeing a lot more of this talented young guy.