Entries by Kimo Ukulele

The Tree and Fort Ross Ukulele

This is The Tree and Fort Ross Ukulele. It’s All About the Wood Body:  My last set of sausage curl “The Tree” mahogany.  This is a single piece back set.  I’m practicing for  two more builds with the tortoise curl and book match.  I’ve discovered that the sausage curl is more difficult to bend of […]

Burl Wood Tenor Ukulele

Here’s the latest, the Burl Wood Tenor Ukulele. It’s All About the Wood Body:  I seriously had to do this!  I’ve had my eye on this Brown, Australian Mallee Burl for about 3 years.  It hadn’t sold because it was a little on the pricey side but I finally sucked it up and made the […]

Double Puka Double Curly Ukulele

Out on the Saturday mail is this new Double Puka Double Curly Ukulele. This is a standard tenor shape. It’s All About the Wood Body:  all curly Koa.  This set of wood was purchased by the client.  Good eye, good taste! Binding:  curly Hawaiian Mango with turquoise/black fiber purfling. Accents:  curly Hawaiian Mango. Neck:  Honduran […]

Elegant Pineapple Ukulele

This Elegant Pineapple Ukulele left the shop yesterday. It’s All About the Wood Body:  Curly Claro Walnut. Sound Board:  Ancient Sitka Spruce with Tahitian Black MOP purfling.  Waste not, want not–or so they say.  I have this one last offcut of ancient spruce destined for either a pineapple or a concert.  I think it works […]

New Super Baritone Ukulele

I’ve been busy!  Here’s the first of a large batch of new instruments.  I’m calling this a New Super Baritone Ukulele. So What’s so New? Shape:  I guess I should discuss this first.  I and my client have been enamored with the Santa Cruz Guitar Company Firefly parlor guitar for some time.  I’ve just been […]

Black White and Tamarind Ukulele

Black and White Ebony all the way. Well Almost.  This is the Black White and Tamarind Ukulele and it’s a looker. It’s All About the Wood Body:  Asian Black and White Ebony.  This is the last of my stash of black and white ebony.  It was passed over many times in favor of the straighter patterns, […]

Mr. Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

Note:  I’m still having problems with post mail.  The last 5 instruments posted are on my website “news”.  Thanks for being patient. Mr. Pineapple Tenor Ukulele.   What can I say.  Gotta have fun! It’s all about the wood. Body:  All curly Hawaiian Mango.  The grain of a mango tree is seldom straight, even in those […]

Baritone Ukulele Madness

Mail Service Update:  A change in service has eliminated the last 4 posts being mailed to you.  If you’re interested please use the website “news” for a review.  Thank you. I told Pepe Romero that this year was Baritone Ukulele Madness and here’s the latest to come out of the shop. It’s all about the […]

Blond Bubinga and Cedar Tenor Ukulele

This is the Blond Bubinga and Cedar Tenor Ukulele–the mate to the Pomelle and Swiss ukulele two posts ago. It’s All About The Wood Body:  Blond figured Bubinga.  I’m calling this figure “paisley” for lack of better terminology.  Whatever, it’s gorgeous.  It is gold in color and extremely chatoyant.  Some of the pieces have the […]

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

In the post yesterday is this Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele. It’s all about the wood Body:  all blond and curly Koa–a look that keeps on giving. Accent Woods: chocolate curly Koa. Binding and purfling:  chocolate curly Koa with black/maple fiber purfling accents.  Simple yet elegant. Neck:  Honduran Mahogany with carbon truss rod. Fretboard and bridge:  […]