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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…

Koa Lover’s Tenor - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This is the Koa Lover's Tenor Ukulele that I am delivering to Hale Ukulele today. This instrument uses koa parts for which I have no match.  I think this is the second build using non-matched koa. These instruments are unique in that…

Paniolo Tenor Ukulele - Sold

This is the Paniolo Tenor Ukulele and it is the the second delivery to Hale Ukulele this week.   Ric was down to only one tenor ukulele so my latest push is to get him a little inventory before the holidays.  I'm re-embracing the classic…

Paua Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele - Sold at Hale Ukulele

Here's a peek at a new delivery to Hale Ukulele  this coming week.  This is the Paua Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele. Ric asked for an all Koa standard tenor with a bit of bling.  On this ukulele there is Paua purfling with blue fiber accents, and…
koa lovers tenor ukulele

Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele - Sold at Hale Ukulele

This new instrument is a Koa Lovers Tenor Ukulele. I love a perfectly matched set of wood but I also like a little variety.  Here I'm using thee different looks of culy Koa wood for the main components of the body. You know,  trying…

Lava Lamp Super Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

When I was shown this interesting piece of compression koa wood I had to have it.  I had a little buyers remorse when I received it because I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to bend these heavy compression curls.  Sooner or later I…

Blister Koa Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

Here's a new custom build, the Blister Koa Tenor Ukulele, featuring a 100 year old sound board and a standard ukulele shape. This is my first build using this look in Koa wood.  At first it looks kinda plain and darkish with chocolate…