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Plumeria Flowers Inlay on a new Concert Ukulele

This concert ukulele is the first with a new Plumeria Flowers inlay.  In the past I have used thin-lam products and laser cuts to accomplish this task but decided to try the same flower design with solid mother-of-pearl. This custom…

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…

Curly Redwood, curly Maple

Okay, here's a combination that I haven't shown before: Curly, old growth Redwood, and spalted, curly, Big Leaf Maple.  I used curly Koa for binding and the neck is curly, big leaf maple--it is almost translucent in real life.  I think that…

Tigers and Bears

Here's a new Hula Hips, tenor ukulele custom for Ric.   He picked out this set of black, tiger stripe Myrtle wood and bear claw sitka spruce for this large body tenor.  To compliment the build I used Ebony binding, a figured Oregon Black Walnut…

Airbrushed Myrtle Wood?

No, it looks airbrushed, but this is really solid Oregon Myrtle.  I've got a decent stash of this wood and every set has a different look.   I didn't have a customer for this instrument but wanted to see what it would look like finished.…

Blond Gecko

So here's an Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele made with a blond, curly Koa.  To spice it up a bit, I've added my "tribal gecko" laser cut to the back.  The binding is India Rosewood, the accents are Vanuatu Maidou burl, the purfling is red/yellow Maple,…

Hulu Hulu Tenor Ukulele

A renewed interest in my Hula Hips Ukulele.  Now the Hawaiian Ukulele pattern that I developed about 15 years ago is attracting attention.  Mark ordered this lovely instrument with specific requests: Curly Claro Walnut Northwest Red…

La, La Limba

I can't seem to keep these instruments in stock.  Don't know if it is the warm sound or the appearance.  Nevertheless, here is another all Limba Hawaiian Ukulele.  I've use  a herringbone purfling and zipper back strip to accent this dark…

Hold That Tiger!

Ok, since I'm on a Myrtlewood kick, here is the finished product using the Oregon Tiger Stripe Myrtle that I posted this February.  This Hawaiian tenor ukulele has a body of rare tiger stripe myrtlewood, the top is bearclaw Sitka Spruce (lots…