A tribute to one of the most revered musicians in Hawaiian history, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, aka Iz, Martin's IT IZ Tenor Ukulele features a beautiful solid quilted mahogany body with an East Indian rosewood headplate adorned with "IZ" inlaid in Hawaiian koa and a hibiscus flower inlaid in pink awabi pearl. As beautiful as the music he made, this uke is sure to impress with its looks as well as its sound.
Includes Nex Gen ZG Case.
Model: 1T IZ Tenor Uke
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/ Applied Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: Tenor Ukulele
Top: Solid Quilted Mahogany
Rosette: Single Ring - Multiple Black/White Fiber
Top Bracing Pattern: Tenor Ukelele
Top Braces: Non Scalloped
Back Material: Solid Quilted Mahogany
Side Material: Solid Quilted Mahogany
Endpiece: Black Fiber
Binding: Tortoise - Brown
Top Inlay Style: Black/White Fiber
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Tenor Uke
Nut Material: Black Tusq
Headstock: Solid/Traditional Martin Ukulele Design
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Hibiscus Flower - IZ (Koa) Inlay
Fingerboard Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 17'' Uke Pattern
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/32''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 1-23/32''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: One @5th,7th,10th,Two @ 12th,One @ 15th, M.O.P.
Finish Back & Sides: Satin
Finish Top: Satin
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Bridge Style: Tenor Uke Style
Bridge String Spacing: 1-5/8''
Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq
Tuning Machines: Pegheds, 7543A
Recommended Strings: Martin Ukulele (M620)
Case: Nex Gen ZG Case
Interior Label: 2 Paper Labels - 1 signed by widow of Israel & numbered in sequence w/o total - 1 with photo of IZ
If you love this Iz, you're sure to love this uke. Order today and be a part of the uke-playing Ohana.
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Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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Plans are renewable on new gear
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Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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The IZ is a beautiful instrument and was a great buy. I had to look hard to find the "blemish"; it could have passed for new. The action is easy (it's a tenor uke, after all), and the tone is wonderful. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm looking for a set of uke strings (G,C,E,A) instead of (g,C,A,E) that the IZ came with. The C string does not sound good when it's tuned down 5 half-steps to G. I think Iz himself tuned the fourth string to the lower octave G.
Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele Natural