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Pretty in Pink

You know, sometimes it pays to try something different.  This tenor uke is made from Carob wood. I've never heard of this wood and have never used this wood before and I don't expect that when my present stock is gone that I will ever use it…

Jumbo Bwana

This is the first out-of-the-mold jumbo tenor ukulele.  This shape is a conglomerate of  patterns from my original Hula Hips tenor to a more classic jumbo guitar shape.  It is not as thick as my current instruments but is 10 inches in the…

The Whole Enchilada

Another curly, spalted maple uke but with a Sitka sound board.  I used a vintage style back strip and rope purfling to accent.   The client also wanted  the asymmetric sound hole with side concert sound hole.   Additionally,  he  selected…

Maple Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new Maple Tenor:  center sound hole, and side concert sound hole.  Really nice Maple back and sides with a Sitka top.  I did finger board and bridge in a new wood from Mexico called Guanadillo Negro--probably Granadillo but more…

Mango Me Baby More!

Yowza!  Here's another mango tenor uke--same wood as in Mango Me Baby.   Asymmetric sound hole, side concert sound hole, good figure and color in the mango but with my plumeria sound board inlay.  It's interesting, but I really think that…

Mmmmmm More Maple

I have this "no rules"  ukuleles thing.  Here I've got some great spalted, curly maple but didn't have a real strong feeling about what the sound board should be made of.   I used some of my unmatched Koa for a top on this instrument.  Actually…

Mmmm Maple

I think I told ya'll that I was getting tired of looking at brown.  Now, don't get me wrong, I love the Koa, but I was just getting tired of all the "brown" instruments.  So, other than Mango, I'm on a Maple kick.  Got some really nice stuff…

Koa Concert Ukulele

Hey gang, here's another uke that will most likely be for sale at the San Diego Ukulele Festival.  All Koa, with East India Rosewood binding, herringbone purfling, asymmetric sound hole and side port/concert side sound port.  No strings on…

Tasmanian Blackwood Tenor Ukulele

      Bonzer!  Tasmanian Blackwood is Koa's cousin from the South Pacific.  Same plant/tree (acacia melanoxylon)  but different growing environment.  We don't see a lot of this wood, but I was fortunate to score on some really tasty and…

new Koa Tenor

Hot off the press, here's a new Koa tenor uke.  I can't resist wood with sap wood.  This Koa is not perfectly quartered--thus the odd curl/figure.  The back features a laser cut petroglyph back strip.   This instrument features x-bracing…