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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…
koa lovers tenor ukulele

Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This new instrument is a Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele. I love a perfectly matched set of wood but I also like a little variety.  Here I'm using thee different looks of culy Koa wood for the main components of the body. You know,  trying…
the roberta tenor ukulele custom built by kimo ukulele san diego california made from salvage koa wood from the big island of hawaii

The Roberta Tenor Ukulele

This is the first of three standard tenor ukuleles recently delivered.  I'm calling this one The Roberta Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa wood is the second to last from 4 sets that I received from Allied Lutherie about 4 years ago. …
compression curl koa tenor ukulele

Compression Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele

Ooh la la!  Here's a new Compression Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele I delivered to Hale Ukulele a couple of weeks ago.  I decided with this build to just feature the wood, so there is very little in the way of embellishments. I did use Fuschia/Black…
the strength of synergy super tenor ukulele

The Strength of Synergy Super Tenor Ukulele

I just love the look of this Koa--compression curl, wavy grain, multiple colors, and almost pure white sap wood. The downside is that the strong compression curl makes it really difficult to work! This is The Strength of Synergy Super…