Custom Kīkū Construction, U87
What has 6 strings, a barione ukulele body and sounds like a dream?
A Lichty Kīkū! 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.
Read more … Kīkū – latest offspring in the ukulele family.
Lichty Guitars is proud to have been chosen to design and craft this custom Cocobolo Kīkū for Zanuck Lindsey. This project represents a facet of our ongoing collaboration with Hawaiian ukulele master Kimo Hussey.
Features: This model features a Lichty baritone ukulele size body, a side sound port, radiused fretboard and K&K pickup. Cocobolo back, sides and head plate, Carpathian spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with koa binding, ebony bridge, slotted headstock, camel bone nut and saddle, cocobolo rosette
See images of this Cocobolo Kīkū construction from the beginning …
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