For those that have wondered, “Are they really… Moore Bettah?” Ponder no longer my friend, the answer is yes. Evidence here shows 2 tenors made using advanced enlightenment normal luthiers certainly aren’t equipped with. I’m sorry.
Bearclaw Spruce and Milo sides and back. I love Milo! This ukulele…I could write a page about it, but I won’t.
Here, Corey Fujimoto gives us a sweet sample of the tones.
What more can I say? I respect this quality and I want to recognize one of the best luthiers EVER…Chuck Moore!WoW!
Ok, Rolland mentioned that I should have expanded on this spruce top model and what makes it so good. Yes, I should! I will run through some features and initial observations. First to catch the eye is a different sound port. Smaller and in the upper bout bass side. Reminds me of a sub woofer type design, and this instrument excels in low end. The side port helps balance the crisp clarity, especially to the player. Let’s face it, we play for self satisfaction.A side port caters to the user experience and seems to help maintain the openness of this sound hole design. Next I noticed a radius or arch to the top, or soundboard. This allows for a light tone bracing but with long term structural support. Also noteworthy, the comfort! In fact the feel doesn’t even come to mind, I could play this all day. Chuck’s binding and rosette’s stray from the 90 degree angle and circles usually seen. Chuck came with an artsier style and years of thought designed this overall voice. If structural design is the voice then woods are the microphone. They will color.
Nothing human is machine perfect, and I don’t know anyone that can do no wrong. But Chuck is among the top few custom ukulele makers. You can argue your favorite but he’s in there, without a doubt.It’s a little sad to be at the end of this post. I think we bonded, me and the Milo…I wonder if it’s thinking about me too? & Most importantly, to my great friend Stan a Huge Mahalo!
One additional thought; The way to enjoy life is to love the one you got. Longing is not living. A Moore Bettah is a special instrument, but music is in you, so have fun. Aloha!