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Plumeria and Koa Concert Ukulele

This cutie went to Hale Ukulele a month or two ago but didn't stay too long.  This is the Plumeria and Koa Concert Ukulele. This is one of my newer concerts with a tenor ukulele scale of 17".  To compensate for the longer scale I've…
bubinga and bear long neck concert ukulele

Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This is the Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele. Unless a standard concert scale is requested, all of my concert sized instruments this year will have a 17" tenor scale as well as 15 frets to the body.  The 17" scale is not out…
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…
moonlight mango concert

Moonlight Mango Concert

Now at Hale Ukulele, the Moonlight Mango Concert.  This really nifty set of Mango Wood was passed over by a potential client a couple of months ago and I immediately snatched it up for myself.  I didn't even know that I had it until I dug…
rockin' moon concert ukulele

Rockin' Moon Concert Ukulele

I'm calling this new instrument the Rockin' Moon Concert Ukulele.  Built for a local musician, this concert ukulele features custom inlay art taken from a poster announcing one of his gigs.  The gold mother-of-pearl moon head stock inlay was…
My Little Brown Gal Concert Ukulele

My Little Brown Gal Concert Ukulele

When I first got this Koa it looked very much like Claro Walnut.  I even took a picture of the wood and sent it to my supplier with that question since it was sold to me as Koa.  Nevertheless, I persisted with the project and as soon as I…
spalted mango concert ukulele

Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele

Here's a new Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele.  Originally destined for Hale Ukulele in San Diego, this concert was scooped up by the sister of a previous client. Mango used to be a junk wood--left to rot, cut for pallets or maybe burned…
spalted mango concert ukulele

Mini-me Myrtle!

Here's a killer piece of curly  Oregon Myrtle--it really glows!  Of course, my supplier only has one set for top only and only big enough for a soprano or concert. I had to have it!    I have used this wood as the sound board on a concert…
spalted mango concert ukulele

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…
spalted mango concert ukulele

Combi Concert

Paul, didn't want the same old thing--that is, a tenor.  Instead he opted for a concert, high "G" tuning with a variety of woods.  Per his instructions, I have constructed a concert ukulele with East India Rosewood sides to accent a Koa sound…