LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele
This is the LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele. This koa tenor ukulele was recently delivered to my sales representative, Martha, at Hearne Hardwoods. She not only is a budding ukulele musician but just happens to be a world champion athlete in lumber jack skills.
So, what does a gal with thousands of sets of wood at her disposal pick for her own instrument? Why, Koa, of course! This chocolate brown set shows some excellent curl and grain and was very nicely quarter sawn. I didn’t complain.
Blue is her favorite color so we added all the blue highlights I have at my disposal including a blue back strip and blue paua abalone with blue/black fiber accents. The accent wood is Australian Mallee burl.
I had Dave Sigman of Little River Ukuleles do the peg head inlay. The axe handles are maple and the axe heads are black mother-of-pearl. Her initials were added by me on the fret board and are white mother-of-pearl.
Hopefully her new axe, the LumberJill Koa Tenor Ukulele, will help ease those long trips and layovers on her way to international competitions.