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Paniolo Tenor Ukulele - Available at Hale Ukulele

This is the Paniolo Tenor Ukulele and it is the the second delivery to Hale Ukulele this week.   Ric was down to only one tenor ukulele so my latest push is to get him a little inventory before the holidays.  I'm re-embracing the classic…

Classic Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

A classic request and a classic build for this Classic Super Tenor Ukulele. Actually, it took a little time to decide on the sound board if I remember.  We finally settled on some new stock of "old growth" California Redwood.  I'm a…
super curly super quilty super tenor

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"…
Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka

Thanks for everything and Mele Kalikimaka y'all! Hank
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Here's a Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce. The Hula Hips Tenor is a wide body tenor--in other words, a Grand Concert Tenor.  I added a little to the upper bout and 1/2"  to the lower and also lengthened the body by 1/4".…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

A Whale of a Good Time

Here I have an African Black Limba tenor ukulele with my subtle tribute to the annual migration of the humpback whale to Maui.  The body is African Black Limba as is the neck.  Binding is Ebony and accents are Hawaiian Mango.  The Mexican…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Kaleidoscope Mango

Actually this is heavily spalted, curly Hawaiian Mango.  This appearance comes with decomposition of the wood.  Spalting can be a highly desirable characteristic because of the unique appearances it can create; but, too much of a good…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

Puka Paradise

Just another day in puka paradise!  Not a highly figured koa, but nice.  Double puka's seem to work as well as the side concert sound hole design, although I can only speculate as to why.  I used Hawaiian Mango for binding accented with…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

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…
Hula Hips Ukulele with Rosewood and Engleman Spruce

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…