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Curly Koa Standard Tenor Ukulele
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Curly Koa Standard Tenor Ukulele - For Sale $1600

I think I'm developing a decent eye for Koa although some new clients may be reluctant to take my advice.  Here's a new instrument made from a set that I'm sure I've suggested to prosepective clients at least half a dozen times with no takers. …
The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele

The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is The Pohaku Tenor Ukulele. It's all about the wood The body and sound board:  all curly Koa. The Binding:  all curly Koa with sea foam green and black fiber purfling. The Accent Woods and Rosette:  all curly Koa. The…
My Kahiko Double Puka Ukulele

My Kahiko Double Puka Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

My Kahiko Double Puka Ukulele is #1 in my builders choice collection of ukulele. The Back Story All luthiers have their secret stash of wood saved for that special build.  Me too.  When I get the opportunity I pull out some of the wood…
stray cat special ukulele

Stray Cat Special Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

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. …
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…

Koa Moon Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the Koa Moon Super Tenor Ukulele. Where's the Moon you ask.  Well, the sound board is Swiss Moon Spruce.  Did I mention that it was BearClaw? The back and sides are curly Hawaiian Koa from Hearne Hardwoods. The…
koa and pier piling fir ukulele

Koa and Pier Piling Fir Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is #3 in the Pier Piling build--a Koa and Pier Piling Fir Ukulele.  This one is a super tenor shape like #1. I purchased this lovely set of Koa from Notable Woods in the Pacific Northwest maybe 6 years ago.  I know, you're asking,…

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…

Compression Koa Concert - Sold at Hale Ukulele

Also delivered to Hale Ukulele last week is this new Compression Koa Concert. It's a long neck or tenor !7" scale instrument.  I'm making them all that way now. It's got koa, koa and more koa for the body--cool compression koa…

Koa Lover’s Tenor - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This is the Koa Lover's Tenor Ukulele that I am delivering to Hale Ukulele today. This instrument uses koa parts for which I have no match.  I think this is the second build using non-matched koa. These instruments are unique in that…