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Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele

This alternative wood ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   The Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele uses some of my favorite non-Hawaiian woods:  Oregon Myrtle and Oregon Bastogne Walnut.   Myrtle is unique to southern…
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Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele

This is a Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele (tenor scale).  My client wanted lots of spalted Tamarind wood so not only did I make the back and sides out of this unusual wood, but the neck as well.  It doesn't stop there though.  For the top…
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Redwood Walnut Long Neck Concert Ukulele

Here's a Redwood Walnut Long Neck Concert Ukulele delivered the week before last.   An unusual combination of woods, by request, that worked better than I expected. The most notable component of this instrument is a salvage "sinker"…
redwood walnut long neck concert ukulele

She's a real cutie, a Mexican beauty. . . . .

I need to write Jimmy Buffett and give him these words--could be the making of a great song. Here is a new instrument made from Mexican Palo Escrito (a genuine rosewood).  This is one of those "off the grid"  woods that hasn't been over…
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More Black

I haven't been able to keep one of these instruments for too long.  After the last sold, I started a new one and decided to keep it a little more conservative--meaning, no beetle holes.  Here is that effort.  Of course the body is solid Black…
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Not Another Maple Ukulele!

I don't know, I just can't resist.  I've had the opportunity to build some "shop" instruments and decided to do another maple/sitka combination.  ALSO, the latest run of instruments have all been strung up with Jason Arimoto's PHD, low "G"…
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More Myrtle, and....

Here's a new tenor with a combination of figured, "crotch" Oregon Myrtle for sound board and beeswing African Imbuia (huh!).  I accented the instrument with Oregon curly Maple binding and  black/white herringbone purfling and matching backstrip.…
redwood walnut long neck concert ukulele

Takayama Surf

This custom tenor ukulele was co-designed by pro surfer Guy Takayama (www.takayamasurf.com).  The ukulele is a modified hula hips but with a slightly wider waist and a rounded lower bout.  Instead of the usual center sound hole, Guy opted…
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New Black Walnut Concert

This concert ukulele is made from the following woods: back and sides--figured Claro Walnut; sound board--Canadian Red Cedar; neck--Oregon black walnut;  accents--Maidou burl.  The binding is East India Rosewood.  I also used an extended…
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Kimo Uke on Tour with Beck

Here's a note and a link that I received last year--just didn't get around to posting .  The uke being played is an all African Imbuia hula hips tenor ukulele.  I think I made it about 7 years ago.  The wood has a huge tonal range as well…