Hawkelele 1


Looking over the net I became interested in Tahitian style ukuleles. Their didn’t seem to be any build projects, so I designed my own 8 stringer. unlike the usual gCEA tuning, the Tahitian style ukes have a octave higher c and e – really making for a bright sound.

My version is built from Acacia and in concert scale length.

Some build images:


And the rest of of the finished images:

Hawkelele 2 Hawkelele 3 Hawkelele 4 Hawkelele 5

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  1. This is a beautiful uke! I’m attempting to build a soprano in the shape of a turtle and this has given me a few ideas.

  2. Aloha Mike i was wondering is ur Tahitian banjos for sale?If so how much are they just was looking for a gift for my son

    1. Aloha. Apologies for the delay. Unfortunately this one is with a new owner and im struggling to find time for projects currently. Good luck in a search for one however!

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