sinker redwood and myrtle tenor ukulele

Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

My myrtle wood supplier in southern Oregon sent me some of his personal stash of curly myrtle and sinker redwood for his build.  Here is a Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele. Sinker Redwood--you know, that stuff that's been laying…
the donna tenor ukulele

The Donna Tenor Ukulele

World traveler Donna saw the plumeria flowers on Zoey's ukulele and had to have them on her's as well.  This is The Donna Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa was personally picked by Donna for a standard tenor ukulele.  This Koa may not…
swiss moon spruce and pomelle bubinga baritone ukulele

Swiss Moon Spruce and Pomelle Bubinga Baritone Ukulele

Last year I got my hands on some unusual woods:  Swiss Moon Spruce and some Blonde Pomelle Bubinga.  This is the Swiss Moon Spruce and Pomelle Bubinga Baritone Ukulele for Joseph. Here's the link for the story on the Swiss Moon Spruce. …
tri-color koa baritone ukulele

Tri-color Koa Baritone Ukulele

Happy New Year y'all!  Here's another ukulele from 2018 year end--a Tri-color Koa Baritone Ukulele. A few posts back I showed a super tenor made from wood cut from the same billet.  That one didn't last long at Hale Ukulele and this…
Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka

Thanks for everything and Mele Kalikimaka y'all! Hank
the zoey custom tenor ukulele

The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele

Someone will have a fun Christmas with The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele. This custom ukulele is a gift for Zoey from Santa.  Santa visited the shop earlier this year and picked this set of Koa wood specifically for this gift. The…
christmas koa tenor pineapple ukulele

Christmas Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

Another of my recent deliveries to Hale Ukulele in San Diego is this Christmas Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele. This Koa tenor pineapple ukulele exhibits what I call "tiger curl" .  This type of curl occurs when the wood is cut off perpendicular…
ancient spruce and ambrosia maple super tenor ukulele

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

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…