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moon and petroglyph tenor ukulele

Moon and Petroglyph Tenor Ukulele

I'm calling this one the Moon and Petroglyph Tenor Ukulele.  The Koa is very similar to the instrument posted October of 2017 with mild curl and a bold sapwood center strip.  I took the opportunity on this instrument to add my laser cut petroglyph…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

Koa Petroglyph Turtle Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new custom tenor ukulele--the Koa Petroglyph Turtle Tenor Ukulele. Originally I just wanted the purfling and sound hole rosette in Blue Paua Abalone but, in the middle of the night, I decided to add a styalized Petroglyph Turtle.…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

New Koa Tenor

Missed my weekly update so here is a midweek showing of a new Koa Tenor.  I'm using a new urethane finish and it has a little tint like lacquer.  The instrument is all Koa.  I have used curly maple binding to accent and have a koa/curly maple/koa…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

Olukai Ho'olaule'a 2014

Yes, it is that time of the year again.  Hopefully the gods prevailed this year with good winds and prevailing surf for the most classic open water event of the year.  If you are into stand up paddling, outrigger canoeing or Hawaiiana then…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

new Koa Tenor

Hot off the press, here's a new Koa tenor uke.  I can't resist wood with sap wood.  This Koa is not perfectly quartered--thus the odd curl/figure.  The back features a laser cut petroglyph back strip.   This instrument features x-bracing…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

Olukai Ho'olaule'a Ukulele

It's about time again for the Olukai Ho'olaule'a on Maui--Olukai's celebration of the ocean, ocean life and the Hawaiian culture that embraces it.  This year it will be held on May 12-13th.  Pictured here is this year's Ho'o Aloha award.  I…