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5 String Super Tenor Ukulele

Got a request for another 100 year old Pier Piling instrument.  It seems that a lot of individuals have some attachment to San Diego History and the Navy.  Here’s a 5 String Super Tenor Ukulele with that special wood as a sound board. These pier piling builds are turning out to be challenging for sure.  […]

Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele Madness

I felt the need to have at least one Koa Pineapple Ukulele on stock since I’ve made a lot in Mango lately.  Here’s the Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele Madness just finished. Yes, all Koa.  I even added a curly blond sapwood Koa for the binding with green and black fiber as accents. The accent woods […]

Stray Cat Special Ukulele

Pat is the lead for San Diego group The Stray Cat’s and this is his new instrument–the Stray Cat Special Ukulele. The Koa for this ukulele was picked not so much for it’s color or grain but for the extreme chatoyance of it’s curly figure.  It’s a chameleon for sure since in some indirect light […]


Dark Star Concert Ukulele

Here’s the latest new instrument, the Dark Star Concert Ukulele.   This is a long neck or tenor scaled instrument with a concert sized body.   I’ve horded this beautiful set of  curly Koa from Hearne Hardwoods for a few years now and finally made a decision on how to utilize it. I’ve been motivated by […]

Macassar Sinker Redwood Pineapple Ukulele

The Macassar Sinker Redwood Pineapple Ukulele is the result of a request for an alternative wood instrument. First you got yer Sinker Redwood Soundboard.  Yup, the stripey look is pretty normal for this water aged wood.  Just try and count the growth rings in this set! For back and sides the request was for this […]

Red Woods Tenor Ukulele

Guess I’m still in my guitar mode.  Here’s a new instrument with a lot of red woods, a guitar “J” shape and a guitar-like look.  This is the Red Woods Tenor Ukulele.   It’s my super tenor model. The Sound Board is the darkest piece of Sinker Redwood, that I have yet to come across.  Now […]

Denim Walnut Tenor Ukulele

Here’s the latest to get strings, the Denim Walnut Tenor Ukulele.  This is a standard tenor shape. I am using mostly domestic woods for this build inspired by my Port Orford Cedar and Claro Walnut Ukulele . The Sound Board is Denim Spruce from Alaska Specialty Woods.  I love these naturally colored salvage woods.  No […]

Oregon Black Gold Ukulele

Just got the strings on this Oregon Black Gold Ukulele.  It’s a super tenor shape. The body is Oregon Myrtle wood from Vince at Pacific Coast Woods. I can always count on him for his excellent eye and sawyer skills.  He calls this particular color and figure “Tiger Stripe”.   I call it “Amazing” and one-of-a-kind. […]

Swiss Plum Pudding Ukulele

This is the Swiss Plum Pudding Ukulele.  It’s a standard tenor.  This one has it all. You got your Swiss Moon Spruce sound board.  By now you should all know the story of this unique and exclusive wood. You got your Plum Pudding African Bubinga back and sides.   I’ve never seen this figure or color […]

More Koa and More Ukulele

Hopefully, I haven’t gone too far with this new instrument. Or maybe, not far enough. This is the More Koa and More Ukulele. For starters I am using an interesting set of curly Koa.  The curl looks a bit like tiger stripes to me.  It’s very “woodsy”. I actually used koa in all the visual […]