Kala Butterfly Bocote/Bicote, Favilla: Ukulele Window Shopping

Another new uke and another new wood for Kala with the Kala Butterfly. MGM refers to it being made from bicote. He might mean bocote – the heavy grain certainly looks a lot like bocote. Either way, I don’t think it’ll make its way on to my shopping list.

Two lovely vintage Favilla ukuleles: Favilla Teardrop and a Favilla Wimbrola modified into a four string ukulele.

My favourite uke of the week: Kamaka Tiple.

Ukulele Ventures tab book from Japan. I wonder if that’s what U900 used.

Ukulele in a canoe.

Diverting backside.

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  1. todd February 26th, 2010 6:28 pm

    gosh man….both favilla ukes….want…covet…drool…

  2. Aimee February 26th, 2010 8:19 pm

    Oh my goodness the Kala one is beautiful! I am a sucker for wood. My uke is made from curly koa and I can spend a good long time looking at the grain and thinking about how lovely it is!

    .. I feel a bit wrong now! :)

  3. krabbers February 27th, 2010 7:50 am

    liking that grain , man thats a nice grain

  4. Woodshed March 2nd, 2010 10:35 pm

    todd: Me too. If it weren’t for the postage and tax I would have had a stab at the Wimbrola.

    Aimee and krabbers: Looks like I’m outvoted on the Kala.

  5. Brandon February 8th, 2011 12:37 am

    has anyone heard how the butterfly kala sounds?

  6. davo May 26th, 2011 3:16 pm

    I have a bocte Kala…. beeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful, plays like a dream and so pretty, curvy and sassy

  7. Woodshed May 27th, 2011 6:56 am

    davo: Thanks. Glad to hear you like it.

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