Hand made by Peter Hurney of Berkeley, CA. He says: A perfect picking or chording instrument. It has a sustained and pleasant clarity, accurate and true intonation and plays well with good instrument set up. For ease of tuning, it uses the new Peghed brand #844 Nickel Ivoroid planetary geared tuners with a 4:1 ratio.
The body wood is composed of a golden curly Koa from the Big Island of Hawaii, which has aged about 15 years. It's well quarter sawn and has a rich color, an attractive figure, and is finished with a shiny smooth lacquer. The fingerboard is Rosewood with white MOP dots. The "Atomic" inlay is white and gold Mother of Pearl. The pinless bridge is mahogany and rosewood and the neck is quarter sawn Honduran Mahogany. The back of the instrument is arched on both axis giving the instrument's back a bowl like curved shape.
Years ago we did an "atomic" themed uke for customer and had a photo of it up in our shop, and although we had plans to keep both this Tenor and its sibling Baritone, this old photograph called out to us during the building process, and as a result this "Atomic Koa" Tenor exists (along side a sibling Baritone, which has already sold).
The ukulele comes with a hardshell case. It is approx. 26" long and weighs about 22 ozs.