Chocolate Heart Myrtle Custom Ukulele

Myrtle wood seems to have a greater variety of looks and colors than any other instrument wood. I'm naming this particular look " Chocolate Heart"  since it has such rich and varied browns, some greys and some hints of dark red mahogany all…

Humpback Whale on a Sea of Koa

I only wish that I had been able to get better pictures of this tenor ukulele project. The Koa is spectacular, the build, in my opinion, totally Aloha.  This Koa wood I obtained from Allied Lutherie--old growth, curly/quilty, air dryed…

Black Bear Custom Tenor Ukulele

I love the unlimited variation that nature provides.   Here is a new custom tenor ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   Yes, it is another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele with black tiger stripe.  This particular…

Curly Koa and Myrtle Custom Ukulele

Hey you all!  Here is a just-finished build using some of my new quilty-curly, Hawaiian Koa.  I think this may be my favorite appearance in Koa. I did not have a matching top so I made the executive decision to use an Oregon Myrtle…