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Paua Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele - Available at Hale Ukulele

Here's a peek at a new delivery to Hale Ukulele  this coming week.  This is the Paua Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele. Ric asked for an all Koa standard tenor with a bit of bling.  On this ukulele there is Paua purfling with blue fiber accents, and…
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Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This new instrument is a Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele. I love a perfectly matched set of wood but I also like a little variety.  Here I'm using thee different looks of culy Koa wood for the main components of the body. You know,  trying…
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Your Basic Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

Your Basic Super Tenor Ukulele--Hah!  This instrument is built with the rarish and seldom seen Black and White Ebony. AND, the Sound Board is the uncommon Swiss Moon Spruce but with bearclaw figure.  This is about as figured as I've…
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Blue Thing Tenor Ukulele - Sold/Hale Ukulele

Third in my series of stained wood builds is the Blue Thing Tenor Ukulele.   The Body:  First purple, then red and now blue (actually black and blue like the bruise).  This is some very light weight, curly, western Maple for…
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Super Curly Super Quilty Super Tenor

Hey gang!  Two posts this week.  I just couldn't wait to show off this new ukulele since it is leaving the shop today.  This is a Super Curly Super Quilty Super Tenor. My client likes concert sized ukuleles but after playing the "house"…
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More Mango 2015

Here's a few pic's of a new Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele made from Hawaiian Spalted Mango.  This instrument is made from the same wood as the last Mango ukulele, but each instrument can appear dramatically different due to the rapidly changing patterns…
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New Premium Koa

Two weeks ago I purchased this Koa from a local wood supplier who had been storing this wood for the last 15-20 years.  Who knows how old it was before this individual purchased it.   The billet was a bit pricey but what quality Koa isn't…
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She’s a real cutie, a Mexican beauty. . . . .

I need to write Jimmy Buffett and give him these words--could be the making of a great song. Here is a new instrument made from Mexican Palo Escrito (a genuine rosewood).  This is one of those "off the grid"  woods that hasn't been over…
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More Black

I haven't been able to keep one of these instruments for too long.  After the last sold, I started a new one and decided to keep it a little more conservative--meaning, no beetle holes.  Here is that effort.  Of course the body is solid Black…
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Not Another Maple Ukulele!

I don't know, I just can't resist.  I've had the opportunity to build some "shop" instruments and decided to do another maple/sitka combination.  ALSO, the latest run of instruments have all been strung up with Jason Arimoto's PHD, low "G"…