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Marble Curl Koa Ukulele

Marble Curl Koa Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

First, my apologies for these photos--I tried and Google isn't helping!  They just don't do this instrument justice.  And, I haven't been out-of-action only overwhelmed with builds starting the first of the year.  Now, I am finally starting…
Krazy Koa Kimo Tenor Ukulele

Krazy Koa Kimo Tenor Ukulele - Sold

I just got strings on this new puppy.  This is the Krazy Koa Kimo Tenor Ukulele. The Woods Body:  Hawaiian curly Koa.  I'd like to think that I build with some of the most unusual looking woods in the industry.  I believe that this…
Koa Curls and Bearclaw Tenor Ukulele

Koa Curls and Bearclaw Tenor Ukulele - Sold

Got curly Koa?  You betcha!  This is the Koa Curls and Bearclaw Tenor Ukulele. The Woods Body: Blond and curly Hawaiian Koa.  This wood is "rift sawn", cut not totally perpendicular to the grain.  This gives the curl more of a "crinkle"…
Compression Koa Curly Mango Super Tenor Ukulele

Compression Koa Curly Mango Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

Here's a new custom request.   This is the Compression Koa Curly Mango Super Tenor Ukulele. The Woods Body:  Compression curl Koa. Binding:  Curly Hawaiian Mango with white/black fiber purfling accents. Rosette:  Curly…
Chocolate Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

Chocolate Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele - Sold

This is the first instrument to come out of the shop this year.  I'm calling it the Chocolate Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele.  2022 will see more builds with very special woods like this. The Woods Body:  It's pretty obvious this is very curly…
Curly Curly Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Curly Curly Koa Super Tenor Ukulele - Sold

I'm trying to keep at least one all Koa instrument in the build schedule now at all times.  This is another "builders choice" that just got snatched up for a Christmas gift.  This is the Curly Curly Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  I think I could…
Claro Walnut and Cedar Tenor Ukulele

Claro Walnut and Cedar Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

Another week and another uke.  This is the Claro Walnut and Cedar Tenor Ukulele.   The Story Well, this build was a request by a talented young violinist in the area.  He definitely had a vision in mind for the ukulele since…
Hoe Wa'a Koa Tenor Ukulele

Hoe Wa’a Koa Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

You might suspect a theme here.  This is the second tenor ukulele for my paddling brahs up in the Bay Area.  This is the Hoe Wa'a Koa Tenor Ukulele. The Woods Body:  Curly Koa custom picked by client.  After looking at at least a dozen…
Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele

Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the Sweet Mango Tenor Ukulele. It's all about the wood Body:  Figured, colored, spalted, everything Hawaiian Mango. Neck:  Figured African Limba with Mango lamination. Carbon fiber truss rod, of course. Accent Woods: …
Curly Koa Standard Tenor Ukulele

Curly Koa Standard Tenor Ukulele - Sold

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. …