Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele
Friday is delivery day to Hale Ukulele. Here’s a new Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele for the shop.
Got some pretty Koa here. As with almost all the pineapple ukuleles I use green and black fiber for accent color. This particular instrument also has Blue Paua Abalone for the sound hole rosette and purfling.
In addition, I added a Pineapple Inlay to the head stock. This inlay is made of gold mother-of-pearl and paua abalone.
The accent wood is African Zebra Wood. I haven’t used this particular wood as an accent before, but I think it is an attractive departure from some of the burl woods that I usually use.
As with most of the tenor pineapples, the sound is almost a duplicate of the standard tenor ukulele that I build. This is helped by the use of Pepe Romero’s flourocarbon strings with a smooth, brass wound low “G”.
Get’em while they’re fresh!