Koa Curls and More - Sold
Here’s the latest uke to finish at the shop–a standard tenor with Koa Curls and More.
I think I’m having a bit too much fun now. I’m using an orphan, compression curl Koa with dramatic sapwood center for the sound board.
For the body I’m using a rift sawn Koa. I have to tell you, I’ve tried to interest no less than 5 clients with this back and side set with no takers. I was even doubting the quality myself until I applied the first sanding sealer. Wow! What a surprise.
I’ve started making up my own custom binding and here is an example of some nice curly Koa with sea foam green and black purfling accents. I don’t usually use so many different cuts and curls on one build but, again, I couldn’t help myself here.
Wait there’s More: the accent wood is my new Mappa Burl.
And the rosette is Green Sparkle. Now, I know, all you can think about is Hello Kitty Pink Sparkle–right? This actually looks pretty good. This is my second use of sparkle on a rosette. It’s more distinctive than gaudy and a great departure from the usual Abalone and Wood. Just the right amount of flash.
The standard Gotoh tuners, Pepe Romero Strings (wound low “G”), a Crossrock Blue ABS case, Honduran Mahogany neck, and an Ebony fret board and bridge. I think that covers it.
I can’t stand it! Koa Curls and More.