India Rosewood and Redwood Baritone

With this post, I'm actually caught up on posting my backlog of completed instruments.  This is an India Rosewood and Redwood Baritone ukulele now in the hands of Canadian Alan. Wood Story Late last year and continuing into this year…

Five String Super Tenor Ukulele

A rare (well maybe not that rare) alternative string combination is this new Five String Super Tenor Ukulele. The project started as a standard build, the only request being a wider than average neck.  The  Koa back and sides were…

Moon Bear Super Tenor

    Delivered late last year is this Moon Bear Super Tenor ukulele. The woods selected for this build are compression Koa for back and sides and Canadian Bear Claw sitka spruce for the top.  It's hard to get a good picture…

Bear and Rose Tenor Ukulele

I don't use the classic woods of guitar very often.  This is because of the demand for ukuleles made with the traditional wood-- Koa.  This Bear and Rose Tenor Ukulele, a custom request, gets me back to tradition. The back and sides…

Om Shanti Tenor Ukulele

Here is a fun project, the Om Shanti Tenor Ukulele.  It's a standard tenor shape not the super size "J" that I have made so many of lately. The request was for Mango.  This is the second instrument that I have made from mango I received…
ambosia super tenor ukulele

Ambrosia Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a bit of an experiment.  I really like working  with Ambrosia Maple.  It bends well, finishes well; but, it's a tough look to match tops with.  So far, I think the grey-brown ancient sitka tops have looked the best.  This Ambrosia…

Canadian Tenor Ukulele

It seems like it has been a long time since I built a standard tenor ukulele.  Lately all that has been going out is super tenors, pineapples and concerts.  Here's a new build shipped last week.  I'm calling it the Canadian Tenor Ukulele. …
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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…

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…