Puakenikeni for Kanani

Here’s a revitalization of my original Hula Hips tenor pattern now over 12 years old.  Based on the original Martin Tenor but with a wider lower bout at 10.25 inches.  I have modernized by changing the depth of the instrument and moving sound hole up making for a larger sound board.  Kanani wanted something different in woods so we constructed of Sycamore with curly Koa binding.  Neck is Bass wood, and accents are  spalted African Mbangu.  I also used Mexican Granadillo for an arched fret board and bridge.  The sound board is Canadian “vertical scratch” bearclaw Sitka Spruce.  The peg head inlay was designed by Kanani.