Here’s a new completion: tenor Koa ukulele (see Cut, Color and Curl post) with a nice bear claw Sitka Spruce top with Paua Abalone purfling. Accents are Vanuatu Maidou burl–love the burl. Binding is curly maple and that theme is replicated in the laminated neck: baked curly maple with Koa/curly Maple/Koa “T” band. The finger board and bridge are Macassar ebony. Just waitin’ for strings.
Bear’s new owner writes from Memphis: “The bracing inside is amazing! It sounds and plays so wonderful!” Ahh, music to my ears!