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Black and White Swiss Moon Ukulele

It's really nice to have friends in low places.  Last year, I received from a client and good friend several sets of Asian black and white ebony--sometimes called "moon ebony".  Anxious to give it a go, I created this Black and White Swiss…
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Hale Holiday Fare 5

The last instrument delivered last week to Hale Ukulele is this all koa, long neck concert ukulele.  It is Hale Holiday Fare 5. Pretty much a straight forward build--it is a blend of moderate to severely curly koa. It has an extended…
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Hale Holiday Fare 4

Another new tenor pineapple.  This is Hale Holiday Fare 4.   This instrument is now at Hale Ukulele . Ric asked for another tenor pineapple for the shop.  This one is all Koa--no abalone, no inlays just Koa. I like green as the…
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Purple Rain Super Tenor Ukulele

This uke is a preview of some of the builds that I am looking forward to in this coming year.  This is the Purple Rain Super Tenor Ukulele.  This instrument is to be delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego Tuesday, December 3rd, and is Hale…
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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. I used turquoise…
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Holiday Fare #1

To be delivered to Hale Ukulele no later than December 3rd is this super tenor ukulele--Holiday Fare #1. All Koa, very woodsy, light curl.  I added the maple/mahogany herringbone accents because it just really worked well with this set…
Holiday Fare for Hale
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Holiday Fare at Hale

Holiday Fare at Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  Here's a picture of instruments that I hope will be finished and delivered to Hale Ukulele around the first of December.  Just a teaser!  Got some new Koa ukes in super tenor, pineapple and long…

Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele

This alternative wood ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   The Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele uses some of my favorite non-Hawaiian woods:  Oregon Myrtle and Oregon Bastogne Walnut.   Myrtle is unique to southern…
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Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

I just love these instruments made from mango wood.  Here is a new delivery to Hale Ukulele--the Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. The wood is nice and curly but I really love the golds offset with the blacks in this particular set…
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Myrtle and Black Walnut Ukulele

One of my favorite ukulele woods is Black Walnut.  This particular set of wood is from Oregon and is a variation or hybrid of the standard.  This variation is a lower density wood than Claro Walnut.  For a sound board, I have paired the black…