This PINECONE peg head plate was designed by my talented grandson Evan Christie. We wanted to make a travel ukulele that truly represented our Pacific Northwest. We concede that it's shape is similar to the classic Hawaiin "Pineapple" that Kamaka designed so many years ago, similar but not identical. But we wanted to use all woods local to our region and decided to call it the pinecone. The uke is made with highly figured Big Leaf Maple that grows everywhere out here, and the tone wood is that tough and resilient Sitka Spruce that grows here so well. But how to depict the pinecone. Evan designed the peg head on his computer and we took the design to the multi talented "Perk" Perkins at North Pole Products.
Here is the company and the address in Bellingham Wa. You would not believe what this guy does and sells. Fly fishing gear, cowboy hats that he makes himself, engravings, laser work, If you want your name or your company name on anything at all he does a great job. He ain't cheap but he's good
Just a few of his products in a small part of his office/showroom. Lovely engraved fly boxes, knives, glasses, google this guy he has it all
Here is old "Perk" himself shaded by that big Stetson, or is it a "Perkins". anyway his hats and everything else he sells or makes are truly high quality. Give him a try.
Here is the laser machine that cuts out and etches the Pinecone image on maple that I bring him. You can just see the second laser machine on the right of the picture. Stay tuned, soon I will be glueing the "Pinecones " to the necks of the ukuleles