Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Len from Hawaii, talked me into making a cutaway ukulele for him.  Here's the result, the Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele. Len picked this particular set of Koa wood for his instrument--compression curl with Koa blonds and reddish browns. In…
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Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

I just love these instruments made from mango wood.  Here is a new delivery to Hale Ukulele--the Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. The wood is nice and curly but I really love the golds offset with the blacks in this particular set…

Super Bearclaw and Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a an example of what I have been making a lot of this year.   There have been a more requests for conventional tonewood sound boards.  This is the super tenor Super Bearclaw and Koa Tenor Ukulele. If you follow my posts you…

New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele Saturday. If you like Koa ukes then I think you will like this one a lot.  It feels good, looks good and sounds good.  This particular set of koa exhibits…
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Myrtle and Black Walnut Ukulele

One of my favorite ukulele woods is Black Walnut.  This particular set of wood is from Oregon and is a variation or hybrid of the standard.  This variation is a lower density wood than Claro Walnut.  For a sound board, I have paired the black…

Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Just out the door is this Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.   This instrument is one of the first that I have constructed using my super tenor shape.  The shape is reminiscent of the guitar "J" models with a rounded lower bout.   I added another…

Spalted Koa Baritone Ukulele

No fancy names this time.  Here is a new Spalted Koa Baritone Ukulele going out this week. This instrument is made from the same billet of koa that the San Franciso Dream Ukulele is made from.  It's the big brother. Besides the…

San Francisco Dream Ukulele

This was always referred to as the San Francisco Dream Ukulele, but I like to call it the Tree of Gondor ukulele.  There isn't anything on this ukulele that would remind one of San Francisco.    Maybe Alcatraz or the San Francisco Bay Bridge…
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The Corky Tenor Ukulele

Here's the third and the last of the latest series of tenor ukuleles delivered last month.  This is The Corky Tenor Ukulele. Each set of Koa wood used for these instruments exhibits a unique appearance.  I try my best not to duplicate…

The Kitty Tenor Ukulele

Here's the second in the trio of tenor ukuleles delivered recently.   This is The Kitty Tenor Ukulele. The woods for each instrument were personally selected.  This is a nice dark, curly koa selection that I have used before.  Koa…