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Hale Fare #2

Ok, here’s holiday fare #2 going to Hale Ukulele this coming Tuesday.  This one I’m calling Hale Fare #2 and it’s another of my curly Ambrosia Maple super tenor ukuleles topped with the 3000 year old Alaskan Ancient Spruce.

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Ambrosia Maple and Alaskan Ancient spruce super tenor ukulele.

I used turquoise “recon” stone for some eye-popping accents–rosette, lower bout graft and backstrip.  Turquoise fiber purfling accents the stone perfectly.

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Turquoise “recon” stone rosette and turquoise purfling to match.

Due to its color, the Ancient Spruce is difficult to pair with other woods.  Really dark woods, or this Ambrosia Maple have worked well for me so far.

I made up a neck of Ambrosia Maple to match the coloration of the body.

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Curly Ambrosia Maple back and sides.

Oh, and I almost forgot, a great Makau head stock inlay by artist Craig Lavin.   It’s made from white and yellow mother-of-pearl and turquoise recon stone.  Pretty cool!

Craig Laving Inlay

Craig Lavin “Makau” inlay.

People keep asking what do these woods sound like.  Well, I found this instrument to be pretty bold and full.  They all sound pretty good but there are subtle differences.  This one just sings. Included  with this instrument is a certificate of authenticity for the carbon dating of this rare wood.

Hale Fare #2!  Can’t wait for the next.