#417- Clockmaker’s Koa Tenor Ukulele

This ukulele includes some very traditional components which were fun for me to work with. First, it has a mahogany neck, which is common on classic ukuleles. I normally don’t use much tropical wood, but this mahogany was scrap from a furniture maker’s shop. Also, the body is made from Koa, which has been a favorite of luthiers looking for a traditional ukulele sound. To put my spin on it, I wrapped it up in Pistachio from California orchards. The Koa is Clockmaker’s Koa from the Carpenter Ant stash in Portland. These boards were set aside decades ago by Lizann’s grandfather for making clock cases. I am blessed to use it for musical instruments today.