spalted tamarind and fir tenor ukulele

Spalted Tamarind and Fir Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

A Spalted Tamarind and Fir Tenor Ukulele?  Yup, that's what was requested.   I think it must be a "dare to be different" thing.  This is #2 of the the "Four" 100 year old Pier Piling Douglas Fir instruments--a standard tenor. Tamarind…

Maple and Mappa Burl Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

Off to the races 2021.  Here is the first of Four new ukuleles completed this year, the Maple and Mappa Burl Tenor Ukulele. All the instruments have the 100 year old Pier Piling Douglas Fir for sound boards.  Hopefully you won't find…

Quilt and Curl Super Tenor Ukulele - Sold

Aloha 2021!  First of the year is this Quilt and Curl Super Tenor Ukulele. I'm still exploring different possibilities here using some unusual compression curl Koa wood and some silvery, quilt Maple wood.  You know I like them both. The…

2020 Ukuleles In Review

I'd like to have called this post "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" but I think we'll just focus on the Good-- 2020 Ukuleles in Review. Color As unique wood supplies become more scarce I am finding new interest in domestic hardwoods…

Last Ukulele 2020 - Custom Build

Happy New Year Y'all!  Here is the Last Ukulele 2020--well, not the last build but the last completed instrument of the year.  It is a concert sized uke with a standard concert scale, a standard depth and volume custom build for a special…
every note a love song

Every Note A Love Song - Custom Build

Delivered last weekend is this new Tenor Ukulele--Every Note A Love Song. This is the tribute ukulele for the family of the individual who was responsible for the salvage of the pier piling fir from the Navy Base in San Diego.  Rather…
birseye maple tenor ukulele

Birdseye Maple Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

The eyes have it!  This is a Birdseye Maple Tenor Ukulele. I know that you've seen this sound board material before and you're going to see it again four more times at least.  This is the Pier Piling Douglas Fir from San Diego Bay. …

Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

I guess that my Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele are not just a flukes.  Here's a custom requested super tenor done in three different Koa's. The Sound Board is the last piece of dark, chocolate, curly koa I received from Allied Lutherie…
oregon myrtle tenor ukulele

Oregon Myrtle Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

When ya gotta have an Oregon Myrtle Tenor Ukulele this is a look that you might want to consider. This is my second cut-a-way super tenor this year.  I'm still working on construction ideas but think that I think this design will remain…

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…