and, Koa to you!

Here’s another custom ukulele with Koa from the island of Maui.  You don’t get Koa from Maui  often, and I consider myself lucky to have found this.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I have used a Koa and curly Maple laminate neck.  Since it is so difficult to find solid woods of the proper dimensions for one piece necks, I have been laminating some standard dimensional lumber to come up with some striking results.  I don’t consider it to be a lot of extra work and it does help to make each Hawaiian Ukulele even more uniqueOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The instrument is bound with curly Oregon Maple to match the curly Maple neck lamination.  I have used a vintage-style purfling to accent.  The back has my  petroglyph pattern laser cut into it.  The head stock has a Paua Abalone Makau added for decoration (I ran out of Kimo’s).  The accent wood is Australian Lacewood.  The fret board and bridge are Macassar Ebony.

Once again I used PHD flourocarbon strings, low “G”.  The tuners are GotohUPT 4:1.  Onolishious!