Starflower Inlay Koa Tenor Ukulele
This instrument I’ve named the Starflower Inlay Koa Tenor Ukulele because of the cool starflower inlay on the headstock. The inlay is of mother-of-pearl and paua abalone.
This tenor ukulele is constructed of a very dark, solid Koa with some burnt orange undertones. I think this is a one-of-a-kind set of wood.
I added Blue Paua Abalone purfling with white/black fiber accents next to India Rosewood binding. I thought the white in the purfling would accent the white of the head stock inlay.
The finger board and bridge are India Ebony helping with that sultry, dark look of the instrument.
The neck is Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod and the accent wood is Asian Satin Wood Burl.
It was a fun and gratifying build and is presently owned by one of San Diego’s most popular ukulele instructors. I can’t wait for the next one!