colorful curly koa custom tenor ukulele

Colorful Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

I was going to keep this set of curly Koa for myself.  I should have kept this curly Koa for myself. I didn't! This Colorful Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele went to a good friend of mine in NorCal. This is another example of salvage Koa from…
new koa tenor ukulele with new koa

New Koa Tenor Ukulele with New Koa

At last, some new koa added to my stock.  Here's a New Koa Tenor Ukulele with New Koa delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego last week. What I like about this new koa is the variety of grain pattern and the colors that each set provides. I'm…
George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Really!  I've been busy, but I have neglected my posts.  I'll try to start the catch-up with George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele. George requested this particular set of curly Koa--another from my stash of reclaimed wood from the Big Island…
koa tenor ukulele

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's another Koa Tenor Ukulele. I delivered this instrument to Hale Ukulele two weeks ago.  Here you will see a modest curly koa tenor ukulele but sparked up a bit with some nice Paua Abalone bling and some fuschia colored purfling.…
Chocolate Heart Mango Pineapple Ukulele

Chocolate Heart Mango Pineapple Ukulele

Yes, another Pineapple Ukulele.  This Chocolate Heart Mango Pineapple Ukulele is now available at Hale Ukulele in San Diego. Another of Ric's requests to provide more variety for his discerning customers.  This is the first Tenor Pineapple…
Chocolate Heart Mango Pineapple Ukulele

Soprano Pineapple Ukulele

Sparky, the pineapples are back!  They are new and improved and, of course, non GMO.  Ric at Hale Ukulele requested some pineapple ukes to be made for his store.  Normally I don't make these unless there is a request. Here is one of two…
spalted mango concert ukulele

Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele

Here's a new Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele.  Originally destined for Hale Ukulele in San Diego, this concert was scooped up by the sister of a previous client. Mango used to be a junk wood--left to rot, cut for pallets or maybe burned…
the dusky rose tenor ukulele

The Dusky Rose Tenor Ukulele

  I'm calling this The Dusky Rose Tenor Ukulele.   The  tenor ukulele is built from a combination of tone woods that I haven't used in the recent past: curly big leaf maple and red cedar.  The Maple speaks for itself. This Maple…
The Vader Tenor Uke

The Vader Tenor Uke

The Vader Tenor Uke was delivered late last year.  I don't usually give my projects names but sometimes it just happens.  It just struck me that way from the start. I do recall that The Force Awakens was showing on the tele about the time…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Here's a Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce. The Hula Hips Tenor is a wide body tenor--in other words, a Grand Concert Tenor.  I added a little to the upper bout and 1/2"  to the lower and also lengthened the body by 1/4".…