Curly Maple and Curly Redwood

Freshly glued up here's another unusual combination:  Old growth curly redwood sound board, curly spalted maple back and sides.  All accents are curly Hawaiian Koa.  The neck is also curly maple with internal carbon fiber truss rod.  The…

Bonzer!

This amber/golden wood is Narra (a pterocarpus species)  from northern Australia and Southeast Asia.  It is rarely  seen here in the US and even more rare to be used for a musical instrument.  The tap tone is very similar to rosewood…

Smokin'!

Here's another all Oregon Myrtle tenor ukulele.  I wasn't too sure what this would look like because of the darker blushes in the wood.  Once I got sealer on the instrument,  I was pleasantly surprised with the result.  I especially like…