ancient spruce and ambrosia maple super tenor ukulele
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Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super Tenor Ukulele

Hmmmm!  Let me think about this.  What do I build for myself?  With all the beautiful Koa sets that I have you might think that Koa would be my first choice of wood.  This time the Koa loses out to an Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super…
a kimo for kimo super tenor ukulele

A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele

This is is a first:  A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele.  No, I didn't build it for myself.  This one is going to Kimo in Hawaii. Kimo ordered a pretty standard build in a new super tenor shape.   He did favor this nice set of compression…
long neck koa concert ukulele
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Long Neck Koa Concert Ukulele

I may have turned the corner on concert ukulele design.   After reluctantly making a few long neck concerts (tenor 17" scale), I have decided to make them all with this scale length.  Whether they are tuned high or low "G" they are bright…
tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

I'm going to make my November deliveries to Hale Ukulele tomorrow and here is the first of a half dozen instruments for the holidays.  I'm calling this one the Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  I love, love, love the look of this Koa. …
crinkle curl koa tenor ukulele

Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele

Finally a new post!  Here's the first of a long list of new instruments--a classic tenor shape I'm calling the Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele. This particular set of wood was purchased from Notable Hardwoods.  Bruce, the owner, has…
super duper super tenor ukulele

Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele

It seems like the super tenor ukulele is gaining popularity rapidly.  Here's one that I delivered last month to local musician Larry.  I'm calling it the Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is now my tenor ukulele of choice and I have…
bees wing curl koa tenor ukulele
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Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele

Whether its straight, stacked, rift, crinkle, quilt or bees wing curl you just can't beat the beauty of Koa Wood.  Here's a Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele exclusively built for and recently delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  Rich, warm…
myrtle and myrtle tenor ukulele

Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

Here's another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele.  I'm calling it the Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele because it is both body and sound board of Oregon Myrtle Wood.   Myrtle Wood is approximately the same density as Hawaiian Koa Wood. …
super curly koa super tenor ukulele

Super Curly Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Made exclusively for Hale Ukulele is this Super Curly Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  This koa wood from the Big Island came to me via Hearne Hardwoods last year.  At the time I received this set I had no idea that it was going to have such beautiful…
claro walnut baritone ukulele

Claro Walnut Baritone Ukulele

I just got back from a week off.  Before I left, I delivered this Claro Walnut Baritone Ukulele.  A few posts back you might have seen a claro walnut long neck concert ukulele which looked very similar. This instrument sports a Sinker…