A Little Koa Soprano

I didn’t want to say much about this instrument until it was actually done. This is a soprano ukulele with a koa body, sycamore neck and dogwood fretboard.




BRU koa 021Here it is with no tuners or strings or finish – ‘in the white’.

BRU koa 014

BRU koa 015Here it is with one coat of TruOil.


koaUke3spalted dogwood fretboard



I’m pleased with the sycamore neck – I don’t think I’ve used this wood for a neck before.koaUke4

koaUke1I will spend the rest of the week applying finish to this guy. I hope to have have it finished up soon so I can take it to Michael King’s pad and give it an audition.

Published in: on May 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Hey Russ, Glad to see you making ukes again. Beautiful fret board and neck.

  2. Wow and wow. A commission ?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Nah, just trying to get my chops back. Not sure if we’ll keep it or sell.

  3. Sweet looking Soprano. Especially like the spalted dogwood fingerboard. Beautiful work!

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