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ric's new super tenor ukulele

Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele

This is Hale Ukulele owner Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele.  It looks a bit like the last one that he got from me but he sold that one and wanted another for his collection. Same materials as before:  ancient spruce sound board, curly…
killer ambrosia maple long neck concert ukulele

Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This instrument went out the week before last.  I'm calling it the Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele. This curly Ambrosia or Ghost Maple is absolutely killer.  It's like looking at the wood at the bottom of a swimming…
another tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Well, it seems this look is pretty popular.   I made Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele for Ric at Hale Ukulele and it is already gone.  I'm not sure that I have had a Koa look that so many people have liked so well. I know…
earthtone cedar and koa super tenor ukulele
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Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here is a new super tenor ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele the week before last.  This year I am planning on building more instruments with traditional tonewood tops.  So here is the Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele -- the second…
the love machine hula hips tenor ukulele

The Love Machine Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Without being overly extravagant, this Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele is now a one-of-a-kind.  This is The Love Machine Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele.  While being a bit wider and deeper than the standard tenor shape it is not out of proportion for a grand…
the strength of synergy super tenor ukulele

The Strength of Synergy Super Tenor Ukulele

I just love the look of this Koa--compression curl, wavy grain, multiple colors, and almost pure white sap wood. The downside is that the strong compression curl makes it really difficult to work! This is The Strength of Synergy Super…
the cindy tenor ukulele

The Cindy Tenor Ukulele

Here is The Cindy Tenor Ukulele.  This is a standard tenor ukulele built from the "Tri-Color" koa billet of wood I obtained last year.  Even though this is the third instrument I have made from the same piece of koa, each one one has exhibited…
bubinga and bear long neck concert ukulele

Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This is the Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele. Unless a standard concert scale is requested, all of my concert sized instruments this year will have a 17" tenor scale as well as 15 frets to the body.  The 17" scale is not out…
pale moon tenor pineapple ukulele

Pale Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

This is Walt's Pale Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele.    Walt selected pale Pomelle Bubinga for the back and sides and  Swiss Moon Spruce for the sound board. The finger board and bridge are Mexican Ziricote.  I love the look of this…
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…