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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…

Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Just out the door is this Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.   This instrument is one of the first that I have constructed using my super tenor shape.  The shape is reminiscent of the guitar "J" models with a rounded lower bout.   I added another…

Spalted Koa Baritone Ukulele

No fancy names this time.  Here is a new Spalted Koa Baritone Ukulele going out this week. This instrument is made from the same billet of koa that the San Franciso Dream Ukulele is made from.  It's the big brother. Besides the…

San Francisco Dream Ukulele

This was always referred to as the San Francisco Dream Ukulele, but I like to call it the Tree of Gondor ukulele.  There isn't anything on this ukulele that would remind one of San Francisco.    Maybe Alcatraz or the San Francisco Bay Bridge…
Honu Inlay

The Corky Tenor Ukulele

Here's the third and the last of the latest series of tenor ukuleles delivered last month.  This is The Corky Tenor Ukulele. Each set of Koa wood used for these instruments exhibits a unique appearance.  I try my best not to duplicate…

The Kitty Tenor Ukulele

Here's the second in the trio of tenor ukuleles delivered recently.   This is The Kitty Tenor Ukulele. The woods for each instrument were personally selected.  This is a nice dark, curly koa selection that I have used before.  Koa…
the roberta tenor ukulele custom built by kimo ukulele san diego california made from salvage koa wood from the big island of hawaii

The Roberta Tenor Ukulele

This is the first of three standard tenor ukuleles recently delivered.  I'm calling this one The Roberta Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa wood is the second to last from 4 sets that I received from Allied Lutherie about 4 years ago. …

Plumeria and Koa Concert Ukulele

This cutie went to Hale Ukulele a month or two ago but didn't stay too long.  This is the Plumeria and Koa Concert Ukulele. This is one of my newer concerts with a tenor ukulele scale of 17".  To compensate for the longer scale I've…
the love machine tenor ukulele

The Love Machine Tenor Ukulele

This is a tenor ukulele custom built and delivered a couple of months ago.  I'm calling this instrument The Love Machine Tenor Ukulele.  This ukulele is built on my Hula Hips mold which is a wider and deeper conventional shape.  The heart…
anciient spruce and bubinga super tenor ukulele

Ancient Spruce and Bubinga Super Tenor Ukulele

An unusual combination of woods with a big warm sound, this is the Ancient Spruce and Bubinga Super Tenor Ukulele.  The client really wanted something different in appearance and his personal selection of these woods definitely added some excitement…