Friday, March 1, 2013
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole C.F.MARTIN Ukelele
Martin is offering a special edition Ukulele that will include a label signed by IZ's wife Marleen. This special ukelele was made for a man that needed a body big enough for his heart. IZ was so special that besides being a wonderful human being, he has transcended into a Hawaii cultural ambassador and local legend.
His commemorative instrument is simply beautiful. The top and sides are made of solid quilted mahogany, Solid East Indian Rosewood head plate, "IZ" letter inlays in Hawaiian Koa, Solid East Indian Rosewood fret board, and Japanese Awabi shell Hibiscus Flower inlay. Truly a magical instrument.
One very cool feature is the friction style string pegs that are actually really mechanized tuners. The geared tuners are a relatively new feature and these "Pegheads," will take some of the trouble out of keeping the instrument in tune!
Go to Iz's official biography page!
Go to Iz's official autobiography page (as nice letter)!
Official information link here!
E noho hau'oli, e aloha, e 'aka!