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sinker redwood and myrtle tenor ukulele

Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

My myrtle wood supplier in southern Oregon sent me some of his personal stash of curly myrtle and sinker redwood for his build.  Here is a Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele. Sinker Redwood--you know, that stuff that's been laying…
the donna tenor ukulele

The Donna Tenor Ukulele

World traveler Donna saw the plumeria flowers on Zoey's ukulele and had to have them on her's as well.  This is The Donna Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa was personally picked by Donna for a standard tenor ukulele.  This Koa may not…
the zoey custom tenor ukulele

The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele

Someone will have a fun Christmas with The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele. This custom ukulele is a gift for Zoey from Santa.  Santa visited the shop earlier this year and picked this set of Koa wood specifically for this gift. The…
ancient spruce and ambrosia maple super tenor ukulele

Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super Tenor Ukulele

Hmmmm!  Let me think about this.  What do I build for myself?  With all the beautiful Koa sets that I have you might think that Koa would be my first choice of wood.  This time the Koa loses out to an Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super…
a kimo for kimo super tenor ukulele

A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele

This is is a first:  A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele.  No, I didn't build it for myself.  This one is going to Kimo in Hawaii. Kimo ordered a pretty standard build in a new super tenor shape.   He did favor this nice set of compression…
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…
super duper super tenor ukulele

Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele

It seems like the super tenor ukulele is gaining popularity rapidly.  Here's one that I delivered last month to local musician Larry.  I'm calling it the Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is now my tenor ukulele of choice and I have…
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…
myrtle and myrtle tenor ukulele

Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

Here's another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele.  I'm calling it the Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele because it is both body and sound board of Oregon Myrtle Wood.   Myrtle Wood is approximately the same density as Hawaiian Koa Wood. …
carol's honu tenor ukulele

Carol's Honu Tenor Ukulele

Delivered the week before last is Carol's Honu Tenor Ukulele. Carol really took a liking to this set of chocolate mango wood.  As with some of the other instruments from the same billet of wood, this set shows a little bit of everything--color,…