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Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

I guess that my Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele are not just a flukes.  Here's a custom requested super tenor done in three different Koa's. The Sound Board is the last piece of dark, chocolate, curly koa I received from Allied Lutherie…

Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele

This is a Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele.  The first Koa and Bearclaw Tenor I built this year was a Super Tenor shape.   I posted pictures of that instrument here. This set of koa is from my personal stash but I decided I…

New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele Saturday. If you like Koa ukes then I think you will like this one a lot.  It feels good, looks good and sounds good.  This particular set of koa exhibits…
Honu Inlay

The Corky Tenor Ukulele

Here's the third and the last of the latest series of tenor ukuleles delivered last month.  This is The Corky Tenor Ukulele. Each set of Koa wood used for these instruments exhibits a unique appearance.  I try my best not to duplicate…
another tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Well, it seems this look is pretty popular.   I made Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele for Ric at Hale Ukulele and it is already gone.  I'm not sure that I have had a Koa look that so many people have liked so well. I know…
George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

George’s Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Really!  I've been busy, but I have neglected my posts.  I'll try to start the catch-up with George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele. George requested this particular set of curly Koa--another from my stash of reclaimed wood from the Big Island…

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…

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…

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…

Front and Back Petroglyph

On this Hawaiian tenor ukulele I have taken an old theme and applied it to the front and back.  This is the last full set of this  particular Koa that I have and the laser cut petroglyph design really shows up well in the sap wood.  In case…