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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…
Tassy Concert Ukulele

Tassy Concert Ukulele

This Tassy Concert Ukulele went to Hale Ukulele a couple of weeks ago. Tasmanian Blackwood, until recently, is scarce and difficult to get here in the USA.  There is some currently available at Hearne Hardwoods in Pennsylvania.  My…

Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele

By request, I built this Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele for San Diego ukulele instructor and musician Kev. Kev has written more than a few instructional books on ukulele playing and alternative tuning.  He's quite talented. I've told…

Mango Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

It's mango time again.  This new Mango Tenor Pineapple Ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego. This ukulele is made out of some of my older sets of mango.  There's a little bit of black, grey and mustard yellow mixed with a bit…

Jaguar Scratch Mahogany Guilele

Guilele or maybe just a parlor size classical guitar? Here's my first 6 string baritone ukulele--the Jaguar Scratch Mahogany Guilele. The back sides of this instrument are made from a special set of Honduran Mahogany with a figure that…

Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Len from Hawaii, talked me into making a cutaway ukulele for him.  Here's the result, the Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele. Len picked this particular set of Koa wood for his instrument--compression curl with Koa blonds and reddish browns. In…

New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele Saturday. If you like Koa ukes then I think you will like this one a lot.  It feels good, looks good and sounds good.  This particular set of koa exhibits…
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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…