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Domestic Woods Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

I still love Koa.  Who doesn't?  But, custom ukulele builders are continuing to explore the appearances and tonal possibilities  of instruments made with alternative domestic woods.  Here is another Port Orford Cedar and Claro Walnut combo--the…
African Queen Super Tenor Ukulele

African Queen Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

Black and tan, this is the African Queen Super Tenor Ukulele. The Woods I've had this super cool set of West African Ebony for about 6 years or so.  It came from the old Allied Luthiers in NorCal and is a broken guitar set.   I love…
macassar sinker redwood pineapple ukulele

Macassar Sinker Redwood Pineapple Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

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…

Red Woods Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

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…
denim walnut tenor ukulele

Denim Walnut Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

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…
swiss plum pudding ukulele

Swiss Plum Pudding Ukulele - Sold

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…
more koa and more ukulele

More Koa and More Ukulele - Sold

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…
earthtone cedar and ambrosia maple tenor ukulele

Earthtone Cedar and Ambrosia Maple Tenor Ukulele - Sold

Here's the newest instrument to get strings.  It is an Earthtone Cedar and Ambrosia Maple Tenor Ukulele.  It is a standard tenor shape. This is only the second time I have used Earthtone Cedar from Alaska Specialty Woods.  Brent, the…
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…