Koa Tenor Ukulele and Bearclaw Spruce - Sold

Here’s another Koa Tenor Ukulele and Bearclaw Spruce standard build?

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Bearclaw spruce and koa combination.

It’s All About the Wood

Body:  Krinkle curl Koa.  Can’t go wrong with this look.  This is a standard tenor shape.

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Krinkle curl Koa.

Sound Board:  Canadian, bearclaw Sitka Spruce.  This actually might be my last piece of that purchase.

Binding and accents:  I’ve gone with the Masur Birch again.  It really is a unique look and I have it.

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Bearclaw spruce, masur birch and black and white ebony combination.

Neck:  Honduran Mahogany with carbon truss rod.  Sanded finish–so smooth.

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Honduran Mahogany neck goes well with Koa.

Finger Board and Bridge:  Black and white ebony.  Why not?  It’s a really nice color match with the sitka top and the birch binding.  Radiused to 16″.

Sound Board Bracing:  Adirondack Spruce.

The Rest of the Build

Tuners:  Gotoh UPT.

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Gotoh Tuners standard.

Strings:  Pepe Romero tenor with wound low “G.

Case:  Crossrock ABS.

Purfling:  black fiber/maple.

Nut and Saddle:  Bone.

Fret Markers:  Gold MOP.


This one is a bit brighter than my usual.   I attribute this to the Adirondack and spruce combination.  Still full voiced with plenty of volume.  I think it will do well with both strum and finger-style playing.  Maybe not so standard this Koa Tenor Ukulele and Bearclaw Spruce?