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New Koa Tenor Ukulele, Old Growth Koa

Here's a new Koa Tenor Ukulele with wood that I snagged from a local vendor.  He's been stashing this wood for some time and it's really old and really curly. As usual, I kept my build on the simple side with the focus is on…

Curly Redwood Tenor Ukulele

Old Growth Curly RedwoodPartridge Wood Finger Board and BridgeSuper Curly Maple Back and SidesBlack Walnut Burl Accents/Koa BindingCurly Maple Neck

Custom Tenor Ukulele–Myrtle and Walnut

Alternative sound boards of Koa or Oregon Myrtle with a Black Walnut body are still one of my favorite wood combinations for custom tenor ukuleles.   Here I have used curly Oregon Myrtle for the sound board and curly Black Walnut for…

Black Tiger Myrtle Wood Tenor Ukulele

This custom tenor ukulele was ordered by my Myrtle Wood supplier.   Vince has got some great sets and you should check his site at:  www.pacificcoastwoods.net.   We're calling this Black Tiger Stripe Myrtle. As I have said before,…

Five will get you ten!

OK!  Long Beach Mike ordered a new Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele. He made specific requests regarding the wood to be used (he likes the dark look)  and we negotiated the dimensions of the instrument--notably the neck width and depth and…

Curly Redwood, curly Maple

Okay, here's a combination that I haven't shown before: Curly, old growth Redwood, and spalted, curly, Big Leaf Maple.  I used curly Koa for binding and the neck is curly, big leaf maple--it is almost translucent in real life.  I think that…

Tigers and Bears

Here's a new Hula Hips, tenor ukulele custom for Ric.   He picked out this set of black, tiger stripe Myrtle wood and bear claw sitka spruce for this large body tenor.  To compliment the build I used Ebony binding, a figured Oregon Black Walnut…

Airbrushed Myrtle Wood?

No, it looks airbrushed, but this is really solid Oregon Myrtle.  I've got a decent stash of this wood and every set has a different look.   I didn't have a customer for this instrument but wanted to see what it would look like finished.…

Fresh Pineapple

Non-GMO of course!  I modified my original pineapple shape to be a little more rounded and finally settled on this shape.  This custom tenor ukulele was ordered by Rob. He specifically requested this set of curly Hawaiian Koa and the rope…

Blond Gecko

So here's an Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele made with a blond, curly Koa.  To spice it up a bit, I've added my "tribal gecko" laser cut to the back.  The binding is India Rosewood, the accents are Vanuatu Maidou burl, the purfling is red/yellow Maple,…