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mango wood lover's pineapple ukulele

Mango Wood Lover’s Pineapple Ukulele - Available at Hale Ukulele

Mmmmmm! Fresh mangos with this Mango Wood Lover's Pineapple Ukulele. I'm using Mango Wood 3 ways here:  you've got your basic chocolate marble figured sound board, your basic curly, spalted figured sides, and your basic…

Gecko Tamarind Tree Super Tenor Ukulele - Sold/Hale Ukulele

Going to Hale Ukulele today is this new Gecko Tamarind Tree Super Tenor Ukulele. I've been sitting on this unusual set of Tamarind Wood for a couple of years, but I didn't really have a top that I thought would go well with all that grey…

Lava Lamp Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

When I was shown this interesting piece of compression koa wood I had to have it.  I had a little buyers remorse when I received it because I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to bend these heavy compression curls.  Sooner or later I…

Curly Koa Pineapple Ukulele

The latest delivery to Hale Ukulele is a Curly Koa Pineapple Ukulele. Ric wanted some standard builds so I accommodated on this tenor pineapple ukulele.  I used some blondish curly koa for the body.  I think this is the last set that…
Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele

Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele

Here's another of my "mix and match" ukulele.  This Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele turned out pretty nice. I could have used Sitka or Cedar for the top but most of my clients prefer hard wood instruments.  I was dying to use this…

Golden Eye Myrtle Custom Ukulele

I have a tough time describing the look of some of the exotic woods I use in making custom ukulele. I liked that the Oregon Myrtle Wood used for the back and sides of this instrument should be  called "Golden Eye" for the obvious reasons.…

Chocolate Heart Myrtle Custom Ukulele

Myrtle wood seems to have a greater variety of looks and colors than any other instrument wood. I'm naming this particular look " Chocolate Heart"  since it has such rich and varied browns, some greys and some hints of dark red mahogany all…

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…

Black Bear Custom Tenor Ukulele

I love the unlimited variation that nature provides.   Here is a new custom tenor ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   Yes, it is another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele with black tiger stripe.  This particular…

September Koa Combo Custom Ukulele

Here's another of my alternative wood combination custom ukuleles. Occasionally I have unmatched book matched sets for tops only.  Here is a classic example:  the Koa of the sound board is so highly figured that it would be almost…