Double Up and Catch Up!
For some odd reason there seems to be a renewed interest in double sound hole and asymmetric sound hole instruments. After the rapid sale of the last double puka tenor, I quickly got to work on another. This instrument is a new Koa wood for me. I liked the look and am more than satisfied after the finish. New for me was using Mango for binding–I love this look. This makes the instrument appear, at least to me, very organic/natural/uuuh! not sure how to describe it other than “I like it”. The finger board and bridge are Macassar Ebony, the accent wood is Vanuatu Maidou Burl. Gotoh UPT 4:1 planetary tuners and LMI’s gold evo frets. Can’t wait to put strings on it. Oooooh! I forgot, the neck is Koa with a Koa/Mango lamination–matches the binding–cool!