Xylocopa is on summer vacation!
Our store is currently closed as we are in the process of moving our house and workshop. Regular operations will resume in the fall. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to delight you with a whole new lineup of products (and all our old favorites) later this year!
This Complete Guide features complete coverage of the 25 major moustache groups, enabling you to instantly identify any moustache you spot without even putting down your ukulele.
The Ukulele Guide includes not only the standard moustache groups, but also exotic and endangered moustaches like the Shirley Temple and the LARP-stache. Recently cultivated strains of moustache such as the Octopus also feature prominently, and the headstock is graced with an inspiring moustache quote, sure to please any moustache fancier.
You may be asking yourself at this point you have survived without such a practical object, and what you can do to obtain one. While the ukulele depicted here has been SOLD to a most worthy buyer, we may consider the creation of a few additional, supplemental moustache guides for true fanciers of fantastic facial hair.
Circa-1920s Banjo Ukulele of dubious original quality, carefully repaired and restored. Reverse hand-painted chicken on natural skin banjo head. Now that we've added Gotoh geared uke tuners and Nylgut strings, it sounds quite nice.
This one is not for sale since it gets played here more or less every day!
Here is a recording of Big Scioty on banjo uke and fiddle that involves this instrument:
Four-string box fiddle with a body of birch plywood. Engraving based on our hand drawings. The neck is salvaged from an un-repairable eBay special.
At Xylocopa, we know that the key to a successful education is to begin learning at a young age. Like many of you, we are concerned about the state of science education in the public school system, especially in the lower grades. Specifically, we have noticed that there is absolutely no training in the K-6 grades that covers mad science. In this competitive 21st-century world, the need for mad scientists will only increase, but the lack of basic education in primary school leaves us concerned that there will be no future students capable of leading in this illustrious field.
Fortunately, we have a solution - a first step, if you will, along the path to mad science proficiency. We are pleased to announce the release of our Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks. These lovely blocks contain many carefully engraved illustrations of the equipment, training, and activities that a budding mad scientist will require, combined with a clever alphabetic introduction to the concept depicted: for example, "H is for Henchmen", "C is for Caffeine", and "G is for Goggles", three of twenty-six key science concepts described.
These blocks are now available from this website, and may also be found in fine science labs and secret underground lairs near you.
This spider and its web are inlaid in a piece of desert ironwood (Olneya tesota), one of the world's hardest and most dense woods. The slow-growing ironwood is very difficult to work with but makes for a beautiful iridescent polished surface.
The spider is made from maple and oak veneer; the web is shimmery silicon carbide in resin.
An inlay of a ten-lined june bug in a chunk of desert ironwood. The piece of wood is 1.5" x 3.5" in size.