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Golden Eye Myrtle Custom Ukulele

I have a tough time describing the look of some of the exotic woods I use in making custom ukulele. I liked that the Oregon Myrtle Wood used for the back and sides of this instrument should be  called "Golden Eye" for the obvious reasons.…

Humpback Whale on a Sea of Koa

I only wish that I had been able to get better pictures of this tenor ukulele project. The Koa is spectacular, the build, in my opinion, totally Aloha.  This Koa wood I obtained from Allied Lutherie--old growth, curly/quilty, air dryed…

Black Bear Custom Tenor Ukulele

I love the unlimited variation that nature provides.   Here is a new custom tenor ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   Yes, it is another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele with black tiger stripe.  This particular…

Curly Koa and Myrtle Custom Ukulele

Hey you all!  Here is a just-finished build using some of my new quilty-curly, Hawaiian Koa.  I think this may be my favorite appearance in Koa. I did not have a matching top so I made the executive decision to use an Oregon Myrtle…

September Koa Combo Custom Ukulele

Here's another of my alternative wood combination custom ukuleles. Occasionally I have unmatched book matched sets for tops only.  Here is a classic example:  the Koa of the sound board is so highly figured that it would be almost…

September Limba

Done and Done!  Here's a new  customTenor Ukulele made from African Limba. Tonally this wood is much like Mahogany although much more attractive. Rarely will two pieces of wood look the same and colorwise the wood can be blond to almost…

September Mango

Another Spalted, Curly Mango, Tenor Ukulele.  Still working off the same piece of wood as the others, so if you check back for other Mango instruments you will see how much each cut seems to vary.  I used a Black Walnut/Mango/Curly Maple neck…

More New Koa

Here's a couple of the new Koa sets I just received.  This wood is from a salvage project on the Big Island and has been air dried for many years.  I have matching tops, backs and sides for each.  Pretty nice!  Just waiting for a new ukulele…

Coming Soon September

Here are three new tenor ukulele that are getting close to completion.  BLACK LIMBA, KOA/BLACK WALNUT and CURLY, SPALTED MANGO.  

Mmmmm! Koa

I've got a  Koa thang goin' on.  Here's a new Koa Tenor Ukulele with some nice looking wood.  I think this is the last of the same billet as shown on the "cut, color and curl" blog.  Good thing because I get bored easily.  Fortunately…