carol's honu tenor ukulele

Carol's Honu Tenor Ukulele

Delivered the week before last is Carol's Honu Tenor Ukulele. Carol really took a liking to this set of chocolate mango wood.  As with some of the other instruments from the same billet of wood, this set shows a little bit of everything--color,…
paua moontenor pineapple ukulele

Paua Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

This Paua Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele didn't last long at Hale Ukulele.  A nice gal from the Bay Area decided to take it home last week. This ukulele is made from an unusual set of drippy, curly, blondish Koa that just screamed " make…
Honu Tenor Ukulele

Honu Tenor Ukulele

Recently delivered is Sara's Honu Tenor Ukulele.  Blond, curly Koa and Blue Paua abalone are the highlights for sure, but Larry Robinson's "Honu" head stock inlay in bronze mother-of-pearl is the icing-on-the-cake. I added Sara's…
a new hula hips tenor ukulele

A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

I'm, again, behind in my posts.  Here's A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele delivered the week before last.   I'm starting to drift a bit towards more standard guitar type builds of late.  Maybe it is just boredom looking at all Koa--…

Float Sitka'n Koa Super Tenor

What is Float Sitka you may ask?  You may have heard of Sinker Redwood--those logs that didn't make it to the mill but sank in the rivers of northern California only to be reclaimed in recent years to be milled and dried for projects that include…
pale moon pineapple ukulele
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Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele

This  custom made Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego California. The last one I delivered in April didn't last but a week and I was really caught short.  This is the first of two instruments for replacement. All…
longneck tamarind concert ukulele

Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele

This is a Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele (tenor scale).  My client wanted lots of spalted Tamarind wood so not only did I make the back and sides out of this unusual wood, but the neck as well.  It doesn't stop there though.  For the top…
yogi bari

Yogi Bari

There is a story behind the Yogi Bari baritone ukulele, but it's a little long, so I'll give you a break.  I do have a wood story though. This instrument is made from Tasmanian Blackwood sourced from Gilmer Wood Company in Portland Oregon. …
lumberjill koa tenor ukulele

LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele

This is the LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele.  This koa tenor ukulele was recently delivered to my sales representative, Martha, at Hearne Hardwoods.  She not only is a budding ukulele musician but just happens to be a world champion athlete in…
moonlight mango concert
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Moonlight Mango Concert

Now at Hale Ukulele, the Moonlight Mango Concert.  This really nifty set of Mango Wood was passed over by a potential client a couple of months ago and I immediately snatched it up for myself.  I didn't even know that I had it until I dug…