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Koa Lover’s Tenor - Available at Hale Ukulele

This is the Koa Lover's Tenor Ukulele that I am delivering to Hale Ukulele today. This instrument uses koa parts for which I have no match.  I think this is the second build using non-matched koa. These instruments are unique in that…
koa lovers tenor ukulele

Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This new instrument is a Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele. I love a perfectly matched set of wood but I also like a little variety.  Here I'm using thee different looks of culy Koa wood for the main components of the body. You know,  trying…
the roberta tenor ukulele custom built by kimo ukulele san diego california made from salvage koa wood from the big island of hawaii

The Roberta Tenor Ukulele

This is the first of three standard tenor ukuleles recently delivered.  I'm calling this one The Roberta Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa wood is the second to last from 4 sets that I received from Allied Lutherie about 4 years ago. …
compression curl koa tenor ukulele

Compression Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele

Ooh la la!  Here's a new Compression Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele I delivered to Hale Ukulele a couple of weeks ago.  I decided with this build to just feature the wood, so there is very little in the way of embellishments. I did use Fuschia/Black…
the strength of synergy super tenor ukulele

The Strength of Synergy Super Tenor Ukulele

I just love the look of this Koa--compression curl, wavy grain, multiple colors, and almost pure white sap wood. The downside is that the strong compression curl makes it really difficult to work! This is The Strength of Synergy Super…
crinkle curl koa tenor ukulele

Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele

Finally a new post!  Here's the first of a long list of new instruments--a classic tenor shape I'm calling the Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele. This particular set of wood was purchased from Notable Hardwoods.  Bruce, the owner, has…
bees wing curl koa tenor ukulele

Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele

Whether its straight, stacked, rift, crinkle, quilt or bees wing curl you just can't beat the beauty of Koa Wood.  Here's a Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele exclusively built for and recently delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  Rich, warm…
a new hula hips tenor ukulele

A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

I'm, again, behind in my posts.  Here's A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele delivered the week before last.   I'm starting to drift a bit towards more standard guitar type builds of late.  Maybe it is just boredom looking at all Koa--…
koa tenor ukulele

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Ric at Hale Ukulele says "I need more"!  So here's a Koa Tenor Ukulele ukulele that I built per his request. This alternative curl, curly dark Koa has a lot of visuals going for it.  I have straight curl Koa in stock but, honestly,…
blond curly koa tenor ukulele

Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

One of my latest deliveries to Hale Ukulele is this Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele. Actually, I delivered two blond curly koa ukuleles but one was a concert which I will post next week.   Both instruments were accented the same but I…