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Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele

Friday is delivery day to Hale Ukulele.  Here’s a new Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele for the shop.

pineapple and paua tenor ukulele

Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele

Got some pretty Koa here.  As with almost all the pineapple ukuleles I use green and black fiber for accent color.  This particular instrument also has Blue Paua Abalone for the sound hole rosette and purfling.

pineapple and paua tenor ukulele

Blue Paua Abalone Purfling with green/black fiber accent

In addition, I added a Pineapple Inlay to the head stock.  This inlay is made of gold mother-of-pearl and paua abalone.

pineapple and paua tenor ukulele

Pineapple Inlay

The accent wood is African Zebra Wood.  I haven’t used this particular wood as an accent before, but I think it is an attractive departure from some of the burl woods that I usually use.

pineapple and paua tenor ukulele

African Zebra Wood accents

As with most of the tenor pineapples, the sound is almost a duplicate of the standard tenor ukulele that I build.  This is helped by the use of Pepe Romero’s flourocarbon strings with a smooth, brass wound low “G”.

pineapple and paua tenor ukulele

All Koa Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

Get’em while they’re fresh!