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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…
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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…
spalted mango concert ukulele

Health, Wealth, and Happiness

One of my latest projects required Peony Flower inlays.  I"m not a big fan of sound board inlays  because it limits my ability to custom thickness the soundboard ,but who am I to say no--no rules in ukulele.  So this is my interpretation…