We have had the superb privilege of featuring some world class instruments here at The Review. But the ultimate is when we get to feature the custom work of Chuck Moore.
Moore Bettah Ukuleles are made 100% by Chuck Moore in a solar powered work shop in a remote corner of Hawaii’s Big Island. When Chuck first moved to Hawaii he lived on Molokai doing scrimshaw art (scrimshander). In a previous post The Art of Moore we show some of his scrimshaw work. Scrimshaw is carving ivory (tooth or bone sometimes) with a blade. Both of these new ukes feature this type of art with 40,000 year old mastodon ivory etched out to create dimension in the flowers on the spruce top model, and the wahine’s face in the all koa model. Chuck mentions in conversation.
The artist series can take me three times as long to build as a basic uke…. I sometimes think about these projects a year or two before I execute them.
Chuck’s meditation on art and lutherie has become a gift to the world and it’s our honor to showcase it. We consistently have the best ukes in the world (The Ukulele Site). But once in a blue moon we get some Moore Bettah Ukuleles from the adroit and audacious Chuck Moore. And they are glorious! For those that can afford one, they are worth every penny (and more).
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