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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…

Quilt Maple Super Tenor Ukulele

Tired of the same old Koa thing?  Here's a new build that I'm pretty excited about.  This is a Quilt Maple Super Tenor Ukulele.  No stain, just natural--it's all about the wood! Maple has long been used as the back and side material…

Son of Frankenuke Tenor Ukulele

No, not again!!!  I had to make another Frankenuke.  I'm calling this one the Son of Frankenuke Tenor Ukulele, it being the offspring of the Frankenuke Super Tenor Ukulele. Some time ago a luthier-to-the-stars made some guitars with…
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Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele

I totally forgot that I delivered the Blue Bear Super Tenor Ukulele to Hale Ukulele this February. BTW:  Shout out for Hale Ukulele's grand re-opening the week of July 4th--Yippee!  Ric is the only game in town south of Huntington Beach…

Pier Piling Super Tenor Ukulele

Walt always comes up with some combination of woods that I've never used.  Here's his Pier Piling Super Tenor Ukulele.   The Sound Board According to Walt, the sound board for this instrument used to be pier pilings for a…

Tribal Turtle Super Tenor Ukulele

I guess I hit upon a favorable combination of woods because it seems that people can't get enough of the ancient spruce and ambrosia maple combination.  This is the latest build using this combination of woods--the Tribal Turtle Super Tenor…

My ‘I’iwi Super Tenor Ukulele

The last "my" ukulele went to good friend Steve.  So, I replaced it with My 'I'iwi Super Tenor Ukulele.  This one will stay. I actually kinda fumbled through this build.  The 'I'iwi Bird inlay by Craig Lavin is the first part of the…

Keali’i Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

My daughter ordered the Keali'i Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  She said to just make it nice and left the rest to me.  Hmmmmm! For this build I decided to go back to some basics with a plain Koa look.  Well, I guess that this Koa is not…

Tenor Bearclaw and Koa Pineapple Ukulele

This new  Tenor Bearclaw and Koa Pineapple Ukulele shipped out yesterday.  This is the second instrument for Ken who actually provided the Koa wood for this build.  Originally he wanted a concert ukulele, thinking that the wood set gave me…

Ancient Spruce and Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

I have another good match for the Ancient Spruce tops--dark and curly Oregon Myrtle.  This is the Ancient Spruce and Curly Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele. I'm glad that John requested this combination of woods because I was in la-la land…