Another Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele
It seems like I can’t keep these instruments in stock at Hale Ukulele; so, here’s Another Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele.
I try to keep some variety in these instruments whether it be wood or embellishments. I use Koa almost exclusively on the pineapple ukuleles to keep the look traditional. I do, however, try to select different Koa looks for each build. This pineapple ukulele doesn’t have the moon or pineapple inlay I have used in the past; instead, I used blue Paua Abalone and blue/black fiber for purfling to spark it up a bit.
The Koa on this instrument has modest curl but some incredible chatoyance as you can see when the light gets on it just right. Yes, the top and pieces are out of the same billet of wood.
The finger board, bridge and binding are India Rosewood. The accent wood is Asian Satin Wood Burl. The neck is Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod. The tuners are Gotoh UPT.
I better get started on Another Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele before this one is gone!