Here’s another custom ukulele with Koa from the island of Maui. You don’t get Koa from Maui often, and I consider myself lucky to have found this.
I have used a Koa and curly Maple laminate neck. Since it is so difficult to find solid woods of the proper dimensions for one piece necks, I have been laminating some standard dimensional lumber to come up with some striking results. I don’t consider it to be a lot of extra work and it does help to make each Hawaiian Ukulele even more unique
The instrument is bound with curly Oregon Maple to match the curly Maple neck lamination. I have used a vintage-style purfling to accent. The back has my petroglyph pattern laser cut into it. The head stock has a Paua Abalone Makau added for decoration (I ran out of Kimo’s). The accent wood is Australian Lacewood. The fret board and bridge are Macassar Ebony.
Once again I used PHD flourocarbon strings, low “G”. The tuners are GotohUPT 4:1. Onolishious!