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 listings added in the last several months.
Listing of ALL builders and manufactures listed alphabetically.
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.
The question now is “Who isn’t building ukuleles.”
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 and end with Ko’olau. I personally have a Ko'olau CS Contemporary Tenor.
RECOMMENDATION for Listings: You might want to, at a minimum list what country and town you operate out of for a listing. I am totally surprised at the number of people on the web wanting that are selling something that do not list where they are doing business from.
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.
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.
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.
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