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Myrtle and Black Walnut Ukulele

One of my favorite ukulele woods is Black Walnut.  This particular set of wood is from Oregon and is a variation or hybrid of the standard.  This variation is a lower density wood than Claro Walnut.  For a sound board, I have paired the black…

Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Just out the door is this Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.   This instrument is one of the first that I have constructed using my super tenor shape.  The shape is reminiscent of the guitar "J" models with a rounded lower bout.   I added another…
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The Corky Tenor Ukulele

Here's the third and the last of the latest series of tenor ukuleles delivered last month.  This is The Corky Tenor Ukulele. Each set of Koa wood used for these instruments exhibits a unique appearance.  I try my best not to duplicate…

The Kitty Tenor Ukulele

Here's the second in the trio of tenor ukuleles delivered recently.   This is The Kitty Tenor Ukulele. The woods for each instrument were personally selected.  This is a nice dark, curly koa selection that I have used before.  Koa…
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. …
the love machine tenor ukulele

The Love Machine Tenor Ukulele

This is a tenor ukulele custom built and delivered a couple of months ago.  I'm calling this instrument The Love Machine Tenor Ukulele.  This ukulele is built on my Hula Hips mold which is a wider and deeper conventional shape.  The heart…
anciient spruce and bubinga super tenor ukulele

Ancient Spruce and Bubinga Super Tenor Ukulele

An unusual combination of woods with a big warm sound, this is the Ancient Spruce and Bubinga Super Tenor Ukulele.  The client really wanted something different in appearance and his personal selection of these woods definitely added some excitement…
blond and chocolate myrtle super tenor ukulele
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Bear Koa Tenor Ukulele

I'm thinking of all the Bear, Bare and Beer jokes I could use here.   OK, guess not!  This is the Bear Koa Tenor Ukulele now at Hale Ukulele. This is a standard tenor shape with a subtle curl Koa back and sides and a subtle Bear Claw…
ric's new super tenor ukulele

Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele

This is Hale Ukulele owner Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele.  It looks a bit like the last one that he got from me but he sold that one and wanted another for his collection. Same materials as before:  ancient spruce sound board, curly…
blond and chocolate myrtle super tenor ukulele

Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

It's been awhile since I have built one of my all Myrtle wood ukuleles.  This particular instrument, delivered to Hale Ukulele  last week,  I am naming the Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is a great departure from some…