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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…
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…
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. …
Koa and Honu Super Tenor Ukulele

Koa and Honu Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

The Koa and Honu Super Tenor Ukulele has wood purchased and provided by the client.  I'd say he has a pretty good eye for that classic Hawaiian  look. The Woods Lately I've done a lot of ukes with more traditional tonewoods for the sound…

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 mix tenor ukulele

Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele - Sold

Here's the first spec instrument of 2021.  This is another of my Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele. When I started serious building I wanted to concentrate on instrument sound and the beauty of the wood, but I also wanted to keep my builds fun and…

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…