Kompression Kurl Koa Kauai

Just in:  premium compression curl Koa from the island of Kauai.   Couldn't wait to clean it up a bit and show ya'll.  It is really interesting to see how this wood grows in the different environments of the islands.  This particular Koa…

Keep'n it Simple

Here's a recently completed "shop" tenor ukulele.  The body is solid curly Koa.  The neck is also Koa but with a curly maple stringer to match the curly maple binding.  I've accented with Vanuatu Maidou burl.  The fret board and bridge are…

Tiger Stripe Myrtle

Here's a pic of some new premium wood that I have received.  This is called "Tiger Stripe ".  This particular back and side set also exhibits some pretty good curl.  This look in Myrtle is rare.  I'm going to pair it with a bear claw Sitka…

New Premium Koa

Two weeks ago I purchased this Koa from a local wood supplier who had been storing this wood for the last 15-20 years.  Who knows how old it was before this individual purchased it.   The billet was a bit pricey but what quality Koa isn't…

Ron Seno

Ron Seno takes a break from a recent gig in San Diego to show off his Myrtle Ukulele (see blog post "Oh Myrtle").   You go Ron!