Gallery of Instruments no longer available

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Tenor Ukulele #30 (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - Engelmann SpruceTenor Ukulele #30
  • Back and sides - Quilted Maple
  • Neck - Neck - Spanish Cedar with E.I. Rosewood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Quilted Maple
  • Scale length - 17"
  • Frets to body - 13
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - bone 3,5,7,10,12,15
  • Bridge - Quilted Maple
  • Binding - Jatoba & Maple Special Rope
  • Nut and saddle - polished Water Buffalo bone
  • Rosette - Spalted Maple
  • Headstock veneer - Quilted Maple
  • Heel Cap - Quilted Maple
  • End wedge - Jatoba & Maple
  • Purfling - Maple
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Responsive
  • Weight - 21.1 oz.
  • Strings - Fluorocarbon
  • Intonation - High G
  • Sold - July, 2017

Completed - August, 2017

 

Pineapple Concert #28 (click on picture for more photos)

  • Top - Pineapple Concert #28Eucalyptus
  • Back and sides - Cocobolo
  • Neck - Spanish Cedar with E.I. Rosewood lamination
  • Fingerboard - Leopardwood
  • Scale length - 14.7"
  • Frets to body - 12
  • Zero Fret - yes
  • Fret Markers - Reconstituted turquoise at 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Bridge - Honduran Rosewood
  • Binding - Maple
  • Nut and saddle - Water Buffalo Bone
  • Rosette - Camphor Burl
  • Headstock veneer - Leopardwood
  • Heel Cap - Cocobolo
  • End wedge - Maple
  • Purfling - Maple
  • Bracing - Spruce
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed®
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Loud and responsive
  • Weight - 18.1 oz.
  • Strings - Fluorocarbon
  • Intonation - high G
  • Sold - September, 2017

Completed - May 2017

 

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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - K & K Single spot
  • Strings - Fluorocarbon
  • Finish - Satin Oil
  • Tone - Mellow
  • Sold - February, 2016

 

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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Grover
  • Pickup - No
  • Strings - Flourocarbon
  • Finish - Medium Gloss Oil
  • Tone - Sweet and complex
  • Sold - December, 2015

 

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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • 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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed® - 4:1 ratio
  • Finish - Oil
  • Tone - Bright
  • Weight - 13.4 oz. and 14.4 oz.
  • Price* - $1050 (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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • 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]

 A 2017 video of Paul playing this instrument is available here.

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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • 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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • Neck Joint - Dovetail
  • Tuners - Peghed geared 4:1
  • Finish - Oil, satinized
  • Tone - sweet!
  • Weight - 1 lb. 0.9 oz.
  • Sold - February, 2017

 

Tenor Ukulele #11

Tenor Ukulele #11 top view
  • Top - Figured Myrtle
  • Back and sides - Mexican Bocote
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  • 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
  • Linings - laminated Poplar (no kerfs)
  • 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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