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Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new tenor ukulele I just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  This is some of my new stash of reclaimed Koa from the Big Island.  I'm partial to all the looks that Koa provides but I think I like Blond Curly Koa the best. I've…
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Pretty in Pink

You know, sometimes it pays to try something different.  This tenor uke is made from Carob wood. I've never heard of this wood and have never used this wood before and I don't expect that when my present stock is gone that I will ever use it…
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Mango Me Baby More!

Yowza!  Here's another mango tenor uke--same wood as in Mango Me Baby.   Asymmetric sound hole, side concert sound hole, good figure and color in the mango but with my plumeria sound board inlay.  It's interesting, but I really think that…
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Plumeria Tenor Ukulele

Hey you all!  Here's a custom tenor ukulele that I made last year for Vickie.  She liked the look of the Lacewood and also wanted the mother-of-pearl plumeria inlay on the sound board.  Looks good and plays great-low "G" tuning.  I'm only…
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How many sound holes: Part 2

Okay, there is no empirical data that supports the design of the modern ukulele or guitar--especially when it comes to sound hole placement, or number of sound holes.  So do you prefer traditional design are can you live with some of the alternative…