Gallery of Instruments

Here's a listing of many of my instruments, both available and sold.  The ones that are currently available have prices listed at the end of the specifications.  Be sure to click on the pictures to see more photos of the same instrument.

Soprano Ukulele #27  -  (click on picture for more photos)Soprano #27

  • Top - Koa
  • Back and sides - Koa
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with E.I. Rosewood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 13.5"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - 3, 5, 7, 10, 12
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Jatoba and Maple
  • Nut and saddle - Water Buffalo bone
  • Rosette - bwb purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Koa
  • Heel Cap - East Indian Rosewood
  • End wedge - Jatoba and Maple
  • Purfling - Maple
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed® - 4:1 ratio
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Bright
  • Weight - 14.9 oz.
  • Price* - $1,000
    case included
    Shipping extra

Completed in May, 2016

 

Soprano Ukulele #26  -  (click on picture for more photos)Soprano #26

 

  • Top - Myrtle
  • Back and sides - Shedua (Ovangkol)
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with E.I. Rosewood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Jatoba, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 13.5"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - 3, 5, 7, 10, 12
  • Bridge - Jatoba
  • Binding - Jatoba and Maple
  • Nut and saddle - Water Buffalo bone
  • Rosette - bwb purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Myrtle
  • Heel Cap - Shedua (Ovangkol)
  • End wedge - Jatoba and Maple
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover, 1:1
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Bright
  • Weight - 14.9 oz.
  • Price* - $850
    case included
    Shipping extra

Completed in May, 2016

 

Soprano Ukulele #25  -  (click on picture for more photos)

Soprano #25
  • Top - Port Orford Cedar
  • Back and sides - Shedua (Ovangkol)
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with E.I. Rosewood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Honduran Rosewood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 13.5"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - 3, 5, 7, 10, 12
  • Bridge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Binding - Honduran Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - Water Buffalo bone
  • Rosette - bwb purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Shedua (Ovangkol)
  • Heel Cap - Shedua (Ovangkol)
  • End wedge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Purfling - maple, sides only
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover, 1:1
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Bright
  • Weight - 15.2 oz.
  • Price* - $850
    Case included
    Shipping extra

Completed in May, 2016

 

Tenor Ukulele #24  -  (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - Port Orford CedarTenor Ukulele #24
  • Back and sides - Mexican Bocote
  • Sound Port - Upper bout, bass side
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Bubinga lamination
  • Fingerboard - Honduran Rosewood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12-15-17
  • Bridge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Binding - Honduran Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - cow bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Bloodwood
  • Heel Cap - Bocote
  • End wedge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - 3 fans spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - K & K Single spot
  • Strings - Flourocarbon
  • Finish - Satin Oil
  • Tone - Mellow
  • Sold - February, 2016

 

Tenor Ukulele #23  -  (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - Genuine MahoganyTenor Ukulele #23 - top
  • Back and sides - Genuine Mahogany
  • Sound Port - Upper bout, bass side
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Bubinga lamination
  • Fingerboard - Honduran Rosewood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12-15-17
  • Bridge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Binding - Honduran Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - cow bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Bloodwood
  • Heel Cap - Genuine Mahogany
  • End wedge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - 3 fans spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - No
  • Strings - Flourocarbon
  • Finish - Satin Oil
  • Tone - Responsive and loud.  A cannon.
  • Price* - $1300
    Case included
    Shipping extra

 

 

 

Baritone Ukulele #21 -  (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top -Old growth Douglas FirUkulele_#21
  • Back and sides - Ziricote
  • Sound Port - Upper bout, bass side
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Wenge lamination
  • Fingerboard - Leopard wood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 20"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12-15-17
  • Bridge - Leopard wood
  • Binding - Rope, maple and walnut
  • Nut and saddle - Polished bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Ziricote
  • Heel Cap - Ziricote
  • End wedge - Spalted Maple
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - 5 fans spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - No
  • Strings - Flourocarbon
  • Finish - Medium Gloss Oil
  • Tone - Sweet and complex
  • Sold - December, 2015

 

Baritone Ukulele #22 -  (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - Port Orford CedarUkulele #22
  • Back and sides - Tiger Myrtle
  • Sound Port - Upper bout, bass side
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Wenge lamination
  • Fingerboard - Jatoba, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 20"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12-15-17
  • Bridge - Jatoba
  • Binding - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - Polished bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Zebra wood
  • Heel Cap - Tiger Myrtle
  • End wedge - Ziracote
  • Purfling - Rosewood and white
  • Bracing - 5 fans spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - No
  • Strings - Flourocarbon
  • Weight - 1 lb. 12 oz.
  • Finish - Medium Gloss Oil
  • Tone - Sweet
  • Price* - $1700
    Hard case included
    Shipping extra

 

Bass Ukulele #19 -  (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - MapleBass Ukulele #19
  • Back and sides - Maple
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Bubinga lamination
  • Fingerboard - Wenge, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 20"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12
  • Bridge - Leopard wood
  • Binding - Rope, maple and walnut
  • Nut and saddle - Ebony
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Spalted Maple
  • Heel Cap - Wenge
  • End wedge - Spalted Maple
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - X Braced Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Gotoh
  • Pickup - K&K Pure Bass
  • Strings - Aquila Thundergut
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Tone - Like an upright
  • Price* - $1800
    Shipping extra
    Custom Ameritage case +$300

 

Bass Ukulele #20 -  (click on picture for more photos)

This instrument won a prize in an art show:  3rd place, People's Choice Award, ARTrails Exhibition Gallery, September 18, 2015, Centralia, Washington.

  • Top - Figured MyrtleBass Ukulele #20
  • Back and sides - Figured Myrtle
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar, Leopard wood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Wenge, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 20"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 3-5-7-9-12
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Ebony
  • Nut and saddle - Ebony
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Spalted Maple
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Ebony
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - X-braced Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Gotoh
  • Pickup - K&K Pure Bass
  • Strings - Pahoehoe by Road Toad Music
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Tone - Like a standup
  • Sold - November, 2015

 

Soprano #17 and Super-Soprano #18 Ukuleles

  • Top - Curly Maple Sopranos 16 & 17
  • Back and sides - Curly Maple
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with Bubinga lamination
  • Fingerboard - Cocobolo, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 13.5" and 14.7"
  • Frets to body - 12 and 13
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - small dots, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12
  • Bridge - Cocobolo
  • Binding - Rope (walnut and maple)
  • Nut and saddle - Polished bone
  • Rosette - Bloodwood
  • Headstock veneer - Curly Maple
  • Headstock Shrimp Inlay - Paduk
  • Heel Cap - Cocobolo
  • End wedge - Ebony (17) and Bocote (18)
  • Purfling - Black, White, Bloodwood
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed® - 4:1 ratio
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Bright
  • Weight - 13.4 oz. and 14.4 oz.
  • Price* - $950 (soprano available)
    Case included
    Shipping extra

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#17 is available.

#18 sold in October, 2015.  From the new owner, "Love the ease in playing your uke! The intonation all the way up the neck is awesome! The quality of the instrument amazing and the beauty is striking. Loving my custom built super soprano #18!!!" ~Arlene R.

 

Tenor Ukulele #15Tenor 15 top

  • Top - Single piece of ancient Douglas Fir - extremely tight grain
  • Back and sides - Figured Koa - sides from different tree
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with White Oak laminate
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - yes and slightly larger fret
  • Fret Markers - Bone 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Camphor Burl
  • Sound port - upper bout, bass side
  • Headstock veneer - Koa (from back)
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Koa (from back)
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Tone - Rich
  • Sold - April, 2015

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From the owner of Tenor Ukulele #15

Hey Howard,

I am having such a great time with my new Ebi Ukulele! I rehearse with a local ukulele group twice a week. The first time I played my tenor with the group, they all marveled at the gorgeous woods it’s made of, the workmanship, the detail, and the beautiful sound. There is no other ukulele in the room that comes near the amazing sweet sound of my Ebi Ukulele. So, I am in Ukulele Heaven!

As a singer songwriter and playing guitar for years, the ukulele has now become the first instrument I pick up if I want to try something new with a song, or try a new song, or just play a few songs when I have a few moments free. YEAH… I’m really loving’ it! Thanks for a beautiful instrument!!!

 - Paul Martin [May, 2015]

 

Tenor Ukulele #16

  • Top - Reclaimed RedwoodTenor Ukulele #16
  • Back and sides - Figured Myrtle
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with White Oak
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Bone 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Sound port - upper bout, bass side
  • Headstock veneer - Bocote
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Bocote
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Tone - Full and Round
  • Weight - 1 lb. 7.3 oz.
  • Sold - August, 2015

 

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Pineapple Concert Ukulele #14

Pineapple Concert #14
  • Top - Yellow Cedar
  • Back and sides - Mahogany
  • Sound Port - Bass side
  • Neck - Laminated Mahogany, Maple, and Jatoba
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 14.7"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Bone 3,5,7,10,12
  • Bridge - Rosewood
  • Binding - Rope, maple and walnut
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Camphor Burl
  • Headstock veneer - Leopard wood
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Walnut
  • Purfling - black and white wood
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed geared 4:1
  • Finish - Oil, satinized
  • Tone - sweet!
  • Weight - 1 lb. 0.9 oz.
  • Sold - February, 2017

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Tenor Ukulele #8

Tenor Ukulele No. 8
  • Top - Sitka Spruce
  • Back and sides - Mexican Bocote
  • Neck - Laminated Mahogany, Ash, Bloodwood purfling
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - 1/16" dots front only
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Purfling - black/red/green/white/green/red/black
  • Headstock veneer - Bloodwood
  • Heel Cap - Bloodwood
  • End wedge - Blood wood
  • Purfling accents - Maple and Bloodwood
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Strings - Worth, brown - Low G
  • Finish - Hand rubbed oil - satin
  • Tone - like angels singing
  • Weight - 1 lb. 8.4 oz.
  • Completed - Fall, 2013
  • Price* - $1,150 - available
    Case included
    Shipping extra
  • Video demonstration of this instrument.

 

Tenor Ukulele #7

Tenor Ukulele Number 7

  • Top - Black Limba
  • Back and sides - Black Limba
  • Neck - Laminated Mahogany, Ash, Bloodwood purfling
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - 1/16" dots front only
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Hand made Rope - Walnut and Maple
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Purfling - black/red/green/white/green/red/black
  • Headstock veneer - Bloodwood
  • Heel Cap - Bloodwood
  • End wedge - Bloodwood
  • Purfling accents - Maple and Bloodwood
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Strings - D'Addario, Nyltech
  • Finish - Hand rubbed oil - satin
  • Tone - complex and loud
  • Weight - 1 lb. 4.6 oz.
  • Completed - Fall, 2013
  • Price* - $1150 - available
    Case included
    Shipping extra

 

Tenor Ukulele #11

Tenor Ukulele #11 top view
  • Top - Figured Myrtle
  • Back and sides - Mexican Bocote
    [click on image for view of back]
  • Neck - Laminated Mahogany, Maple, and Jatoba
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - Bone
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Jatoba
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Red purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Koa
  • Heel Cap - none
  • End wedge - Jatoba
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover, chrome
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Weight - 26 ounces
  • Tone - Sweet
  • Weight - 1 lb. 10.7 oz.
  • Completed - April, 2014
  • Sold - December, 2016

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Tenor Ukulele #12

  • Tenor Ukulele #12 top viewTop - Sinker Redwood
  • Back and sides - Locally harvested Curley Maple
    [click on image for view of back]
  • Neck - Laminated Mahogany, Maple, and Jatoba
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - Bone
  • Bridge - Rosewood
  • Binding - Jatoba
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Natural purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Curley Maple
  • Heel Cap - none
  • End wedge - Jatoba
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover, chrome
  • Finish - French Polish
  • Weight - 22 ounces
  • Tone - Sweet
  • Completed - April, 2014
  • Price* - $1,100 - available
    Case included
    Shipping extra

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Soprano Ukulele #4Soprano Ukulele #4

  • Top - Douglas Fir
  • Back and sides - Purpleheart
  • Neck - Mahogany
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 13.5"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - no
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid dots 5-7-10-12
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - none
  • Nut and saddle - cow bone
  • Rosette - Purfling - green/white/green
  • Headstock veneer - Purpleheart
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Ebony
  • Purfling - Maple
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Finish - Oil, glossy
  • Tone - bright, sustained
  • Weight - 1 lb. 1.6 oz.
  • Completed - Early 2013
  • Price* - $500 - available
    Shipping extra

 

Cavaquinho #6

Cavaquinho #6

Cavaquinhos are Brazilian instruments that are historically related to ukuleles.  They have steel strings, are tuned differently than ukuleles, and typically have oversized headstocks, oversized rosettes, and a thicker, more guitar shaped body.  Since they have higher tension steel strings they are internally more similar to steel stringed guitars though externally look more like classical guitars.  The fraternal twin of this instrument (#5) was a commission.

  • Top - Engleman Spruce
  • Back and sides - Zebrawood
  • Neck - Mahogany and Rosewood laminate
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 16" radius
  • Scale length - 14.7"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Pearloid 3-5-7-10-12
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Nut and saddle - cow bone
  • Rosette - Camphor burl, purfling
  • Headstock veneer - Zebrawood
  • Headstock Decoration - "ebi" inlaid Pink Ivory (wood)
  • Heel Cap - Ebony
  • End wedge - Camphor burl
  • Purfling - Maple
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce, X braced
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Strings - steel
  • Tuners - Brazilian import
  • Finish -  30 micro-thin coats of oil finish, glossy body, satin neck
  • Tone - Rings like a bell
  • Weight - 1 lb. 9.5 oz.
  • Completed mid 2013
  • Price* - $1100 - available

 

Baritone Ukulele #10

Baritone Ukulele #10

  • Top - Engelmann Spruce
  • Back and sides - East Indian Rosewood
    [click on image for a view of the back]
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar and Snakewood
  • Overall length - 31 inches
  • Fingerboard - Ebony, 12" radius
  • Scale length - 20"
  • Frets to body - 14
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Bone at 5, 7,10, 12
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Binding - Walnut and Curly Maple Rope
  • Nut and saddle - Bone
  • Rosette - Rope
  • Headstock veneer - Matching East Indian Rosewood
  • Heel Cap - Snakewood
  • End wedge - Walnut
  • Purfling - black and white
  • Bracing - Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - English, Slotted Peghead
  • Finish - 15 micro-thin coats of hand-rubbed oil
  • Tone - Beautiful and full
  • Weight - 1 lb. 13.7 oz.
  • Price* - $1300
    Tweed hard case included
    Shipping extra

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* Pricing - I occasionally change these prices, both up and down.