Ukuleles - Builders and Manufactures

Ukulele builders, luthiers and manufactures from around the globe.

Featured Ukulele Builder

Periodically I'll feature a ukulele builder or manufacture that just goes above and beyond on the quality and customer care with their instruments. Mya-Moe is one of those builders that sprung on the scene a few years ago and has just shined. One of their ukuleles is on my list this year to finally have them build. I've been putting it off for far too long.

New Ukulele Builders Luthiers, & Manufactures

New listings added in the last several months.

All Ukulele Builders & Manufactures [ A..Z ]

Listing of ALL builders and manufactures listed alphabetically.

Production Ukulele Manufactures

Manufactures building a lot of ukuleles and are available in a wider range of retail outlets than custom builders.

A lot of major guitar manufacture like Fender, Ibanez and Epiphone are getting in to the ukulele business.

My Personal Recommendations

These are from entry level ukuleles great for beginners exploring the ukulele for the first time to seasoned pros wanting the best ukulele possible.

For higher-end ukulele start with Ko’olau and MyaMoe Ukulele. I personally have a Ko'olau CS Contemporary Tenor, A Koa Tenor Fluke and Kala brand ukuleles of all sizes.

Ukulele Variations

Ukuleles come in all shapes and sizes and even banjo, bass, electric and resonator styles. You can even make your own out of a tupperware bowl or tin can.

  • Banjo Ukulele

    The banko uke was made popular by British entertainer George Formby

    A little 4-string banjo tuned like a ukulele or a ukulele transformed into a banjo.

  • Bass Ukulele

    Both acoustic and solid body variations are available.

  • Resonator Ukulele

    These are the ukulele with the little hub cap in the sound hole. -;)

  • Electric Ukulele

    Any ukulele can be “electrified” with a pickup. This page has are builders and manufactures with solid-body ukulele offerings.

Additional Manufactures List

A great resource for past and present ukulele manufactures is the Tiki King's Big Ukulele List.

Over 680 brand names listed, with whatever information Tiki King can collect.

Tiki King also has great ukulele shop in Felton, CA, naturally calles Ukuleles of Felton.

Ukulele Like Instruments

  • Cavaquinho

    The cavaquinho (pron. /kɐ.vɐ.'ki.ɲu/ in European Portuguese and /ka.va.'ki.ɲu/ in Brazilian Portuguese) is a small string instrument of the European guitar family with four wires or gut strings. It is also called machimbo, machim, machete (in the Portuguese Atlantic islands and Brazil), manchete or marchete, braguinha or braguinho, and cavaco. Its standard tuning is D-G-B-D

    The Hawaiian islands have an instrument similar to the cavaquinho called the ukulele, which is thought to be a development of the cavaquinho, brought to the island by Portuguese immigrants. The Hawaiian ukulele has four strings and a similar shape to the cavaquinho, which was introduced into Hawaii by Augusto Dias, Manuel Nunes, and João Fernandes in 1879.

  • Cavaquinho Artists
  • Cavaquinho "Cavaquinho" link, Júlio Pereira
  • Cavaquinho Ukulele link
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