Health, Wealth, and Happiness

One of my latest projects required Peony Flower inlays.  I”m not a big fan of sound board inlays  because it limits my ability to custom thickness the soundboard ,but who am I to say no–no rules in ukulele.  So this is my interpretation of the clients requests.  I can’t say that my photography is up to snuff on this project, but I think that you will get the idea.  This “Ku’u Ipo” concert ukulele features a more vintage shape with rounded lower bout and a 15 3/4″ scale.  The instrument is made from moderately curly Koa with Brazilian Lacewood accents and Peghead Tuners.  The Peony flowers are white and gold mother-of-pearl with petals of green and paua abalone.