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Hale Holiday Fare 4

Another new tenor pineapple.  This is Hale Holiday Fare 4.   This instrument is now at Hale Ukulele . Ric asked for another tenor pineapple for the shop.  This one is all Koa--no abalone, no inlays just Koa. I like green as the…
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Purple Rain Super Tenor Ukulele

This uke is a preview of some of the builds that I am looking forward to in this coming year.  This is the Purple Rain Super Tenor Ukulele.  This instrument is to be delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego Tuesday, December 3rd, and is Hale…
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Hale Fare #2

Ok, here's holiday fare #2 going to Hale Ukulele this coming Tuesday.  This one I'm calling Hale Fare #2 and it's another of my curly Ambrosia Maple super tenor ukuleles topped with the 3000 year old Alaskan Ancient Spruce. I used turquoise…
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Holiday Fare #1

To be delivered to Hale Ukulele no later than December 3rd is this super tenor ukulele--Holiday Fare #1. All Koa, very woodsy, light curl.  I added the maple/mahogany herringbone accents because it just really worked well with this set…
turquoise mango tenor ukulele

Turquoise Mango Tenor Ukulele

Sometimes my clients drag me kicking and screaming out of comfort zone.  This ukulele, the Turquoise Mango Tenor Ukulele, is an example. The mango wood I obtained from Kamuela Hardwoods on the big island early this year.  I've got a…
luna moth tenor ukulele

Luna Moth Tenor Ukulele

This is a Koa and Swiss Spruce super tenor ukulele. The new owner wanted something special for the head stock so we ordered up a luna moth by inlay artist Craig Lavin.  We're calling it the Luna Moth Tenor Ukulele. The Swiss Spruce and…

Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele

By request, I built this Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele for San Diego ukulele instructor and musician Kev. Kev has written more than a few instructional books on ukulele playing and alternative tuning.  He's quite talented. I've told…

Curly Myrtle and Bear Super Tenor Ukulele

Another super tenor ukulele!  I received a few sets of spectacular Oregon Myrtle wood from my supplier Vince at Pacific Coast Woods late last year.  This is a Curly Myrtle and Bear Super Tenor Ukulele. Oregon Myrtle, like Hawaiian Koa,…

Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele

This is a Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele.  The first Koa and Bearclaw Tenor I built this year was a Super Tenor shape.   I posted pictures of that instrument here. This set of koa is from my personal stash but I decided I…

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…