Koa Tenor Ukulele
Here’s another Koa Tenor Ukulele.
I delivered this instrument to Hale Ukulele two weeks ago. Here you will see a modest curly koa tenor ukulele but sparked up a bit with some nice Paua Abalone bling and some fuschia colored purfling. I have found that this combination of purfling brings out some colors in the Paua abalone that I normally do not see–namely reds.
I think that this Koa was sourced through Allied Lutherie last year and is some more of my stock of salvage Koa from the big island of Hawaii.
The neck is Honduran Mahogany and the binding is India Rosewood. Amazon Rosewood for the finger board and bridge look really nice with this color of Koa.
The accent wood is dark curly Koa. Tuners, of course, are Gotoh UPT and the strings are GHS flourocarbon. The new owner decided on a pick-up and so we installed the latest Mi-Si simple jack about a week after she purchased this instrument. The sound of this Koa Tenor Ukulele is typically Koa, but a little warmer with the GHS strings. Fun, fun, fun!