This is the LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele. This koa tenor ukulele was recently delivered to my sales representative, Martha, at Hearne Hardwoods. She not only is a budding ukulele musician but just happens to be a world champion athlete in lumber jack skills.
LumberJill koa tenor ukulele
So, what does a gal with thousands of sets of wood at her disposal pick for her own instrument? Why, Koa, of course! This chocolate brown set shows some excellent curl and grain and was very nicely quarter sawn. I didn’t complain.
Koa and blue paua abalone
Blue is her favorite color so we added all the blue highlights I have at my disposal including a blue back strip and blue paua abalone with blue/black fiber accents. The accent wood is Australian Mallee burl.
Blue back strip
I had Dave Sigman of Little River Ukulelesdo the peg head inlay. The axe handles are maple and the axe heads are black mother-of-pearl. Her initials were added by me on the fret board and are white mother-of-pearl.
LumberJill crossed axes
Hopefully her new axe, the LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele, will help ease those long trips and layovers on her way to international competitions.