I still remember the first all myrtle uke I ever saw: it was a reso uke that Gordon and Char built for me before I worked for them at Mya-Moe. They had used myrtle for backs and sides before that, but never for the top. They were so pleased with it that they launched a model right away featuring this Oregon/California tonewood for top, back and sides. This design quickly became a specialty for us and I am honored to continue the tradition. All myrtle tenor ukes are just a winner. They always sound great, look interesting and it feels good to use our favorite local wood.
This one is for a local friend who has an early Mya-Moe that I built. The knotty salvaged fir neck reminds me of the limp that he and I share as we shuffle through this world. None of us are perfect but we are all capable of beauty and power and deserve to be heard, despite our flaws.