Featured `Ukulele Luthiers

I've had the privilege to play a lot of different ukuleles over the years. Periodically I'll showcase a different builder, luthier or two that is worth checking out.

Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

401 N.Cane St. A-10
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
USA

tel: 808-622-1064
fax: 808-622-1646

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company brand.

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from the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company web site

Ko’olau Guitars and ‘Ukuleles are professional quality, hand crafted instruments. The shop is located in Kaneohe, on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, approximately fifteen minutes from Honolulu, at the foot of the the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains.

img For many years Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele has been building some of the finest quality ukes money can buy, allowing the customer to pick from many woods and decorative options. The company was founded and is still run by John Kitakis, whose career began as a furniture maker. He moved from the mainland US to Hawaii forty  years ago, then for a period of time went back to the mainland  doing warranty repair work  for Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Guild and other guitar manufacturers, and in between  built custom  guitars and mandolins. Eventually he, his wife and children returned to Oahu  to begin Ko’olau Guitar & Ukulele Company.  All of John’s children worked in the family business, from sorting screws to sweeping floors. His oldest son, Noa eventually chose to pursue stringed instrument making, and now manages all Ko’olau production.  His youngest son, Andrew also joined the family doing repairs and  assisting in Ko’olau construction and finishing, but eventually established his own retail guitar and ‘ukulele business.

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DaSilva Ukulele Co.

DaSilva Ukulele Co.

Luthier Mike DaSilva
2547 8th Street, Suite 28
Berkeley, CA 94710
USa
510 649-1548
510 291-2943 fax

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from the DaSilva Ukulele Co. web site

DaSilva Ukulele Co. in Berkeley, California is the workshop of Michael DaSilva where he makes high-quality , handcrafted ukuleles. You will also find the full-line of RISA Solid and Electric instruments and inexpensive beginner ukes. The shop is also host to house concerts, ukulele lessons and workshops, the occasional jam session and meetings of the Berkeley Ukulele Club. Check the Calendar for events.

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Talsma String Instruments

Talsma String Instruments

Dave Talsma
5183 Durwood Drive
Swartz Creek, MI 488473
USA
Phone: (810) 922-1939
Contact: [email protected]

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from the Talsma String Instruments web site

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