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Pineapple Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele

I’m still trying to get Ric at Hale Ukulele restocked.  Here’s the latest Pineapple Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele to be delivered.

pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele

This look of Koa has a lot of different names but I like “waterfall” curl the best.  I’m trying to keep in stock as many different “looks” of Koa as possible because I just get tired of looking at curly, curly, curly.

pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele

I accented the build with a classic rope style purfling and back strip.  I think this gives the instrument a more vintage look.  The India Rosewood binding works well with these colors.  The finger board and bridge are Amazon Rosewood.

pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele

 

The accent woods are Vanuatu Maidou Burl and Thuya Burl.  The Thuya is on the lower bout graft and I believe this wood is from Morocco or Southern Spain.

pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele

I’ve added a head stock inlay to this particular instrument which led me to give the instrument the Pineapple Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele title. This particular inlay is cut from white mother-of-pearl.

pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele

For strings I’ve gone back to the GHS flourocarbon.  I don’t really have a favorite string set at the present. The more I listen to customer feedback the more I’m thinking there isn’t a perfect set.  Slotting the nut for this size of string does allow for the use of any combination per the customer’s ear.

I think the islands are calling!