What Ukulele Did Iz Play?

Aloha, Ukulele Lovers! 

Are you ready to dive into the enchanting world of Hawaiian music and pay tribute to the legendary Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, lovingly known as "Iz"? Well, get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of the ukulele with us as we unveil the exquisite Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele - a true masterpiece that resonates with the spirit of Iz himself!

What Ukulele Did Iz Play?

You've probably heard the timeless classic, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," sung by Iz with his heart and soul, captivating listeners across the globe. But have you ever wondered what kind of ukulele he played to weave that magical melody?

Let us introduce you to the Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele - a beautiful tribute to the very same instrument that Iz played back in the 1960s when he created that iconic rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Can you believe that the original ukulele is the foundation of this extraordinary recreation?

The Magic of Martin

Martin & Co, a renowned brand established in 1833, is not just about guitars! They have been crafting exquisite ukuleles since 1910, and the Martin Tenor is one of their finest creations. Standing tall at 6'2", Iz needed a Tenor ukulele, and this beauty was a perfect match for his unmatched talent.

While koa wood is commonly associated with Hawaiian instruments, IZ's ukulele was crafted with a unique touch of mahogany. And now, you too can embrace the legacy of Iz with the Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele, made entirely of solid mahogany, adorned with the "IZ" inlaid in Hawaiian koa and a hibiscus flower inlaid in pink awabi pearl - a true treasure from the islands!

Feel the Island Vibes

Our Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele is a loving tribute to Iz's exceptional talent and his love for the ukulele. Crafted with genuine quilted mahogany, this ukulele exudes a warm and mellow tone that will transport you to the sandy beaches of Hawaii with every strum.

The satin finish adds an extra touch of elegance, while the East Indian rosewood headplate showcases "IZ" inlaid in stunning Hawaiian koa. The hibiscus flower inlay in pink awabi pearl adds a dash of island charm, making this ukulele a visual delight!

Specifications for Ukulele Enthusiasts

For all you ukulele enthusiasts who love to dive into the details, here's a rundown of the specs for the Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele:

  • Body Size: Tenor Ukulele
  • Top Material: Solid Quilted Mahogany
  • Back Material: Solid Quilted Mahogany
  • Sides Material: Solid Quilted Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 17"
  • Nut Material: Black Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Pegheds Black Planetary Gear
  • Strings: Martin M625 Graphite Gray Polygut Ukulele Strings - HIGH G

Elevate Your Ukulele Journey

Whether you're an aspiring musician or a seasoned ukulele player, the Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele is a must-have in your collection. Embrace the spirit of Iz as you play his signature tunes or explore new melodies of your own. This ukulele is a symbol of passion, dedication, and a true love for Hawaiian music.

Join Our Ukulele Ohana!

At Terry Carter Music Store, we are more than just a music store - we are a community that cherishes the spirit of Aloha and shares the joy of music. Come and discover a vast array of ukuleles, accessories, and lessons that will take your ukulele journey to new heights. Visit our website www.ukelikethepros.com and become a part of our vibrant ukulele ohana!

Grab Your Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele Today!

Ready to embark on a musical adventure that pays homage to the one and only Israel Kamakawiwo'ole? Don't miss the chance to own the Martin 1T IZ Tenor Ukulele - a true masterpiece that embodies the magic of Hawaii and the legacy of Iz himself. Head over to Terry Carter Music Store and make this enchanting ukulele yours today!

Mahalo for joining us on this musical journey. Let the ukulele play the soundtrack of your life, and may the spirit of Iz inspire you always. Aloha! 

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