Airbrushed Myrtle Wood?

No, it looks airbrushed, but this is really solid Oregon Myrtle.  I've got a decent stash of this wood and every set has a different look.   I didn't have a customer for this instrument but wanted to see what it would look like finished.…

Fresh Pineapple

Non-GMO of course!  I modified my original pineapple shape to be a little more rounded and finally settled on this shape.  This custom tenor ukulele was ordered by Rob. He specifically requested this set of curly Hawaiian Koa and the rope…

Blond Gecko

So here's an Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele made with a blond, curly Koa.  To spice it up a bit, I've added my "tribal gecko" laser cut to the back.  The binding is India Rosewood, the accents are Vanuatu Maidou burl, the purfling is red/yellow Maple,…

Hulu Hulu Tenor Ukulele

A renewed interest in my Hula Hips Ukulele.  Now the Hawaiian Ukulele pattern that I developed about 15 years ago is attracting attention.  Mark ordered this lovely instrument with specific requests: Curly Claro Walnut Northwest Red…

Bob's Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

Yikes!  Never too much curly Koa!  Here is a completed Hawaiian tenor ukulele with the Kauai compression curl Koa that I showed a few posts back. This heavy curl turned out to be a very difficult build but also very rewarding in many ways.…