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hawaiian concert cutie ukulele

Hawaiian Concert Cutie Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is the latest out of the shop, a Hawaiian Concert Cutie Ukulele--with an Icelandic flair. The Woods It is build with Koa.  Koa, and more Koa. It's a long neck concert with a Tasmanian Blackwood neck. This blackwood is bit…
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 and pier piling fir ukulele

Koa and Pier Piling Fir Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

This is #3 in the Pier Piling build--a Koa and Pier Piling Fir Ukulele.  This one is a super tenor shape like #1. I purchased this lovely set of Koa from Notable Woods in the Pacific Northwest maybe 6 years ago.  I know, you're asking,…

Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele - Custom Build

I guess that my Custom Koa Mix Tenor Ukulele are not just a flukes.  Here's a custom requested super tenor done in three different Koa's. The Sound Board is the last piece of dark, chocolate, curly koa I received from Allied Lutherie…

Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele

This is a Koa and Bearclaw Standard Tenor Ukulele.  The first Koa and Bearclaw Tenor I built this year was a Super Tenor shape.   I posted pictures of that instrument here. This set of koa is from my personal stash but I decided I…

New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele Saturday. If you like Koa ukes then I think you will like this one a lot.  It feels good, looks good and sounds good.  This particular set of koa exhibits…
Honu Inlay

The Corky Tenor Ukulele

Here's the third and the last of the latest series of tenor ukuleles delivered last month.  This is The Corky Tenor Ukulele. Each set of Koa wood used for these instruments exhibits a unique appearance.  I try my best not to duplicate…
another tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Well, it seems this look is pretty popular.   I made Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele for Ric at Hale Ukulele and it is already gone.  I'm not sure that I have had a Koa look that so many people have liked so well. I know…
George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

George’s Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Really!  I've been busy, but I have neglected my posts.  I'll try to start the catch-up with George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele. George requested this particular set of curly Koa--another from my stash of reclaimed wood from the Big Island…

Humpback Whale on a Sea of Koa

I only wish that I had been able to get better pictures of this tenor ukulele project. The Koa is spectacular, the build, in my opinion, totally Aloha.  This Koa wood I obtained from Allied Lutherie--old growth, curly/quilty, air dryed…