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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…
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Black and White Swiss Moon Ukulele

It's really nice to have friends in low places.  Last year, I received from a client and good friend several sets of Asian black and white ebony--sometimes called "moon ebony".  Anxious to give it a go, I created this Black and White Swiss…

India Rosewood and Redwood Baritone

With this post, I'm actually caught up on posting my backlog of completed instruments.  This is an India Rosewood and Redwood Baritone ukulele now in the hands of Canadian Alan. Wood Story Late last year and continuing into this year…

Moon Bear Super Tenor

    Delivered late last year is this Moon Bear Super Tenor ukulele. The woods selected for this build are compression Koa for back and sides and Canadian Bear Claw sitka spruce for the top.  It's hard to get a good picture…

Bear and Rose Tenor Ukulele

I don't use the classic woods of guitar very often.  This is because of the demand for ukuleles made with the traditional wood-- Koa.  This Bear and Rose Tenor Ukulele, a custom request, gets me back to tradition. The back and sides…

Canadian Tenor Ukulele

It seems like it has been a long time since I built a standard tenor ukulele.  Lately all that has been going out is super tenors, pineapples and concerts.  Here's a new build shipped last week.  I'm calling it the Canadian Tenor Ukulele. …
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Hale Holiday Fare 5

The last instrument delivered last week to Hale Ukulele is this all koa, long neck concert ukulele.  It is Hale Holiday Fare 5. Pretty much a straight forward build--it is a blend of moderate to severely curly koa. It has an extended…
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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…
Holiday Fare for Hale
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Holiday Fare at Hale

Holiday Fare at Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  Here's a picture of instruments that I hope will be finished and delivered to Hale Ukulele around the first of December.  Just a teaser!  Got some new Koa ukes in super tenor, pineapple and long…
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…