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Blond Bubinga and Cedar Tenor Ukulele

Blond Bubinga and Cedar Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the Blond Bubinga and Cedar Tenor Ukulele--the mate to the Pomelle and Swiss ukulele two posts ago. It's All About The Wood Body:  Blond figured Bubinga.  I'm calling this figure "paisley" for lack of better terminology.  Whatever,…
New Tenor Ukulele New Wood

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood - Custom Build-Sold

New Tenor Ukulele New Wood. It's all about the wood! Back and Sides:  Pomelle Sapele with curly mango back strip.  I've been trying to find this wood for a couple of years and recently lucked upon a new supplier back east.  Me so lucky!!!!…
All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

After all the instruments that I have made, I've finally made and All Mahogany Tenor Ukulele. The Woods Body and Sound Board:  Jaguar scratch (that's what we are calling the figure) Honduran Mahogany.  I only wish that my pictures were…
Blond Double Puka Ukulele

Blond Double Puka Ukulele - Sold

I just got strings on this Blond Double Puka Ukulele. The Woods Body:  curly, blond Koa.  Gotta love this look in Koa.  I don't find much "blond" for sure and it is my favorite koa color. Binding:  curly Hawaiian Mango with maple/black…
Guam and Mango Ukulele

Guam and Mango Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the Guam and Mango Ukulele. The Theme It's a Guam thing.  The headstock and fretboard inlays and laser cut pictograph are definitely important to this new owner.  Yes he is from Guam. The Woods Body:  Hawaiian Mango.  I love…
Hawaiian Springtime Tenor Ukulele

Hawaiian Springtime Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

It's always a great event in Hawaii when the first Humpback Whale arrives.  My celebration of that event is the Hawaiian Springtime Tenor Ukulele. The Woods The client picked all the woods and the inlay for this instrument and even contacted…
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…