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mango wood lover's pineapple ukulele

Mango Wood Lover’s Pineapple Ukulele - Available at Hale Ukulele

Mmmmmm! Fresh mangos with this Mango Wood Lover's Pineapple Ukulele. I'm using Mango Wood 3 ways here:  you've got your basic chocolate marble figured sound board, your basic curly, spalted figured sides, and your basic…
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…
your basic super tenor ukulele

Your Basic Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

Your Basic Super Tenor Ukulele--Hah!  This instrument is built with the rarish and seldom seen Black and White Ebony. AND, the Sound Board is the uncommon Swiss Moon Spruce but with bearclaw figure.  This is about as figured as I've…

Gecko Tamarind Tree Super Tenor Ukulele - Sold/Hale Ukulele

Going to Hale Ukulele today is this new Gecko Tamarind Tree Super Tenor Ukulele. I've been sitting on this unusual set of Tamarind Wood for a couple of years, but I didn't really have a top that I thought would go well with all that grey…

Lava Lamp Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

When I was shown this interesting piece of compression koa wood I had to have it.  I had a little buyers remorse when I received it because I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to bend these heavy compression curls.  Sooner or later I…

Blister Koa Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

Here's a new custom build, the Blister Koa Tenor Ukulele, featuring a 100 year old sound board and a standard ukulele shape. This is my first build using this look in Koa wood.  At first it looks kinda plain and darkish with chocolate…
blue thing tenor ukulele

Blue Thing Tenor Ukulele - Sold/Hale Ukulele

Third in my series of stained wood builds is the Blue Thing Tenor Ukulele.   The Body:  First purple, then red and now blue (actually black and blue like the bruise).  This is some very light weight, curly, western Maple for…
super curly super quilty super tenor

Super Curly Super Quilty Super Tenor

Hey gang!  Two posts this week.  I just couldn't wait to show off this new ukulele since it is leaving the shop today.  This is a Super Curly Super Quilty Super Tenor. My client likes concert sized ukuleles but after playing the "house"…

Myrtle and Bear Cutaway Ukulele

Just put strings on  this Myrtle and Bear Cutaway Ukulele Tuesday.  They are not set yet but this is sounding like a promising instrument. This is a Super Tenor shape with a florentine-style cutaway.  The sides and back are curly,…

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

It is mango season--it's always mango season!  Here's the latest instrument to clear the shop.  This is the Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele. I keep thinking that the reconstituted stone rosette is apricot in color but I think it's actually…