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Three Amigos Super Tenor Ukulele

Three Amigos Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

It's an inside joke.  Here's the Three Amigos Super Tenor Ukulele on it's way to the great state of Texas. The Woods See what you started Pat! The Soundboard is curly Port Orford Cedar.  This is stump salvage. The Back and…

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…
5 string super tenor ukulele

5 String Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

Got a request for another 100 year old Pier Piling instrument.  It seems that a lot of individuals have some attachment to San Diego History and the Navy.  Here's a 5 String Super Tenor Ukulele with that special wood as a sound board. These…
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. …

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…
oregon black gold ukulele

Oregon Black Gold Ukulele - Sold

Just got the strings on this Oregon Black Gold Ukulele.  It's a super tenor shape. The body is Oregon Myrtle wood from Vince at Pacific Coast Woods. I can always count on him for his excellent eye and sawyer skills.  He calls this particular…
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…
mango madness tenor ukulele

Mango Madness Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This build started out as a Koa instrument but turned into the Mango Madness Tenor Ukulele. No complaints here for sure.  This Mango Wood I snatched from Kamuela Hardwoods on the Big Island in 2019.  Several of the sets showed interesting…