“Most people are afraid of suffering,” writes Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. “But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.”
The essence of the alchemical process is transformation. This little jewel boasts three transformational life forms....
The dragonfly that, from an underwater nymph, moults up to 15 times before emerging into air as an iridescent magical creature. The frog that, astonishingly, morphs over 24 hours from an aquatic tadpole to an adult capable of living on land; almost every organ having to change in the process. And the lotus that, first submerged and surrounded by mud, pushes through its murky surroundings towards clarity; in time breaking the surface and blooming to expose its beauty.
A deeper gaze reveals an “A” for Alkemi, the planet Saturn, a Crown, a Musical Note and Stars. The encouragement of Light guides the lotus from mud to sky. The design is laser etched on the soundboard and then hand tinted for contrast.
Top: Mahogany with etched Lotus design by Morgan de Villiers
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Fret markers: Signature Alkemi “Four Elements” at 12th
Nut & Saddle: Black OEM Graphite
Headstock: Mahogany with Techwood veneer
Machine heads: Open Back Chrome
Machine head pegs: Black
Finish: Open pore satin
Gig Bag included
Sku: UKE C LOT
|Overall Instrument Length:||620|
|Number of frets:||20|
|Width at upper bout:||157|
|Width at lower bout:||216|
|Width at waist:||132|
|Fingerboard width at nut:||35|
|Fingerboard width at neck/body joint:||43|
|Neck thickness at 1st fret:||18.4|
|Neck thickness at body:||22.7|
|Total number of frets:||20.5|
We are pleased to offer FREE shipping within the continental United States for all musical instruments. We are not currently shipping to Hawaii or international destinations.
We offer shipping via Fed Ex Ground or United States Postal Service Package Mail. Both of these delivery options offer tracking and 1-5 days delivery service depending on your location in relationship to our warehouse in El Monte, CA, 91733, United States.
Please note: Hawaii, Alaska and international orders do not qualify and free shipping may not be combined with other discounts or offers.
We want you to be completely delighted with your instrument. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return for refund or credit within 30 days of purchase.
If your order was shipped for free, the cost of outbound shipping will be deducted from your return credit unless the instrument was damaged or defective.
1. Items should be packed in the original box in the condition in which they were received.
2. All accessories should be included.
3. Receipt or gift receipt should be included.
4. We advise using a shipping method that allows you to track your return as Alkemi cannot be responsible for any returns lost