Pau Ferro 6 Kiku, U86, (Lichty version of a Guitalele)
What has 6 strings, a barione ukulele body and sounds like a dream?
A Lichty Kīkū, that’s what! When an instrument evolves past its traditional design and sings with a voice that is unlike any other it stands out from the crowd and it stands alone. Such an instrument deserves a spotlight and begs for its own distinct name. So it is that the name Kīkū (pronounced kee koo) is born. It is a name coined by Zanuck Lindsey, acclaimed Hawaiian musician and Nara Cardenas, a Hawaiian Native language speaker and cultural consultant. Lichty Guitars is proud to have been chosen to design and craft a custom Kīkū (which is currently coming to life on the luthier bench) for Zanuck.
Read more … Kīkū – latest offspring in the ukulele family.
This Kīkū is just one of several special instruments Jay has crafted to showcase at the Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival in June. We hope to see you there!
Features: This model features a body slightly large than the Lichty baritone ukulele with a 10 3/4′ lower bout and 8 3/4 upper bout, a beveled armrest, side sound port and radiused fretboard – Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) back, sides and head plate, Bear claw spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with koa binding, ebony bridge, slotted headstock, camel bone nut and saddle, wooden rosette, Rubner Luxury Hauser tuners with snakewood knobs
See images of this Pau Ferro Kīkū Construction
Audio Samples: Pau Ferro 6 Kiku, U86
Something Like That (Jay Lichty) - Jay Lichty
And I Love Her (Paul McCartney)
Learn more about a the Lichty 6 string Kīkū
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