The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

Warning: will cause koa curl blindness.

It’s all about the wood

The body and sound board:  all curly Koa.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

More koa curls.

The Binding:  all curly Koa with sea foam green and black fiber purfling.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

Green/black purfling agains curly koa binding

The Accent Woods and Rosette:  all curly Koa.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

Curly Koa backstrap with Waverly tuners.

The Neck:  OK–Honduran Mahogany.

Fret Board and Bridge:  African Ebony species.

The rest of the build

Fret Board InlayPohaku by inlay specialist Craig Lavin.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

Cutom inlay by Craig Lavin.

TunersWaverly with curly Koa knobs.

Head Stock Inlay:  palm and moon in Paua Abalone.

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

Palm and moon head stock inlay in Paua Abalone.

AmplificationMi-Si passive.

StringsPepe Romero flourocarbon with wound low “G”.

CaseCrossrock Fiberglass.


The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele is a classic Koa instrument with a classic koa sound.  I originally started this instrument as a spec build without a new owner.  But, as luck would have it, an interested party got wind of the build just in time to get some specialized additions like the fret board and head stock inlays.  I think this will make for a special Christmas for someone special.