Holiday Fare for Hale

Hale Ukulele Kimos In Stock

Hale Ukulele in San Diego has been closed, as are most businesses presently, because of the virus situation.  I talked to Ric the other day and we decided that it might be a good idea to let you know that he really stocked-up well just before…

Tribal Turtle Super Tenor Ukulele

I guess I hit upon a favorable combination of woods because it seems that people can't get enough of the ancient spruce and ambrosia maple combination.  This is the latest build using this combination of woods--the Tribal Turtle Super Tenor…

My ‘I’iwi Super Tenor Ukulele

The last "my" ukulele went to good friend Steve.  So, I replaced it with My 'I'iwi Super Tenor Ukulele.  This one will stay. I actually kinda fumbled through this build.  The 'I'iwi Bird inlay by Craig Lavin is the first part of the…

Keali’i Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

My daughter ordered the Keali'i Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  She said to just make it nice and left the rest to me.  Hmmmmm! For this build I decided to go back to some basics with a plain Koa look.  Well, I guess that this Koa is not…

Frankenuke Super Tenor Ukulele

One of my favorite clients named this new instrument the Frankenuke Super Tenor Ukulele.  I am thinking this is a creative name for a creative instrument.  Now I feel like the Young (or maybe Old) Frankenstein of ukuleles. The Build I…

Six String Redwood Baritone Ukulele

Here's a custom request from back east--a Six String Redwood Baritone Ukulele. The top wood is the feature on this instrument.  Personally picked out by the client, this is an exceptional piece of old growth California Redwood.  It…

Tenor Bearclaw and Koa Pineapple Ukulele

This new  Tenor Bearclaw and Koa Pineapple Ukulele shipped out yesterday.  This is the second instrument for Ken who actually provided the Koa wood for this build.  Originally he wanted a concert ukulele, thinking that the wood set gave me…

Ancient Spruce and Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

I have another good match for the Ancient Spruce tops--dark and curly Oregon Myrtle.  This is the Ancient Spruce and Curly Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele. I'm glad that John requested this combination of woods because I was in la-la land…

Black and White Swiss Moon Ukulele

It's really nice to have friends in low places.  Last year, I received from a client and good friend several sets of Asian black and white ebony--sometimes called "moon ebony".  Anxious to give it a go, I created this Black and White Swiss…

Carol’s Music Box Baritone Ukulele

Here's a recent project that was some time in the making--Carol's Music Box Baritone Ukulele.  I know that Carol would love to have had an ukulele where every piece of wood was a different and exotic (I'm going to make one of those by the way)…