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The Tree and Fort Ross Ukulele

The Tree and Fort Ross Ukulele - Sold

This is The Tree and Fort Ross Ukulele. It's All About the Wood Body:  My last set of sausage curl "The Tree" mahogany.  This is a single piece back set.  I'm practicing for  two more builds with the tortoise curl and book match. …
Burl Wood Tenor Ukulele

Burl Wood Tenor Ukulele - Sold

Here's the latest, the Burl Wood Tenor Ukulele. It's All About the Wood Body:  I seriously had to do this!  I've had my eye on this Brown, Australian Mallee Burl for about 3 years.  It hadn't sold because it was a little on the pricey…
Elegant Pineapple Ukulele

Elegant Pineapple Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This Elegant Pineapple Ukulele left the shop yesterday. It's All About the Wood Body:  Curly Claro Walnut. Sound Board:  Ancient Sitka Spruce with Tahitian Black MOP purfling.  Waste not, want not--or so they say.  I have this…
A New Super Baritone Ukulele

New Super Baritone Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

I've been busy!  Here's the first of a large batch of new instruments.  I'm calling this a New Super Baritone Ukulele. So What's so New? Shape:  I guess I should discuss this first.  I and my client have been enamored with the Santa…
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…
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…
Blond and Blue Tenor Ukulele

Blond and Blue Tenor Ukulele - Sold

This is my latest "Builder's Choice" instrument.  I'm calling it the Blond and Blue Tenor Ukulele.  This is a standard tenor shape.   The Woods Back and Sides:  Central American  Primavera.  This is a new wood for me.  I've…

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…
dark star concert ukulele

Dark Star Concert Ukulele - Sold

Here's the latest new instrument, the Dark Star Concert Ukulele.   This is a long neck or tenor scaled instrument with a concert sized body.   I've horded this beautiful set of  curly Koa from Hearne Hardwoods for a few years…
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…