New ukulele luthiers, builders and manufactures listings I’ve added in the last several months.
(USA) Classic Musical Instruments (CMI)
PO Box 580713
Pleasant Prairie, WI 58158
Phone:888-942-2642 or 262-942-4811
Hofner makes guitars, basses, ukuleles, violins, violas, cellos and double basses. We have done for a long time - 125 years! The company is situated in Bavaria, southern Germany.
We are most famous for the legendary Violin Beatle Bass. That’s the one played for over 50 years by ex-Beatle, Paul McCartney. But we make a lot of other great guitars and basses including the Clubs and the Verythins. Then there is the famous President 500/5 bass too, played by Stuart Sutcliffe, also once of Beatle fame.
( from listing's site ) - I’ve worked with wood my entire life as a cabinet maker, finish carpenter and now a ukulele builder. My parents were both artists, making beautiful things runs deep. I strive to make the best ukuleles in both sound and sight. Goat Rock Ukulele is not a ukulele factory. I build few instruments at a time. Each ukulele is unique. I love building themed instruments that have connection to the eventual owner. I often build with recycled wood. Many woods harvested decades ago are of higher quality then is now available. I have recycled redwood from 75 year old cabernet wine tanks. It’s stained a beautiful purple from the wine. This wood will make an amazing top for a vintner themed Ukulele.
( from listing's site ) - John (Colly) Norman was born in the late 40’s and grew up in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. “When I was 18, hanging around as a teenager in Miami, I had a friend named Skip Ruck whose brother was always in their parents’ garage building guitars. Though I never met the brother, the idea of building a musical instrument intrigued me throughout the next thirty five years of construction, custom woodworking, aviation, and other creative endeavors.”
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My second home, Maui, and many years in ocean sports both on the mainland and the Islands naturally led me to the beauty of the Polynesian culture including slack-key guitar and ukulele.
I have always enjoyed designing and building for my personal use–the guitar and ukulele being no exception. In 1999, I made the decision to initiate this process and was fortunate to enlist the help of master luthier John Greven. I was thrilled with the instruments I was able to make and intrigued with the process of construction and the design possibilities. Now, over 10 years later, I still find the journey far from complete since the variables seem limitless.
( from listing's site ) - Twenty years of living in British Columbia, Canada expanded my horizons, discovering many ways of working in wood while pursuing a lifelong joy of playing stringed instruments and a passion for guitar-building. Since moving to the USA, I've taken inspiration from the vast selection of quality local hardwoods available for construction of stringed instruments, furniture and chairs.
( from listing's site ) - The University of Wisconsin system, Gordon Bischoff proceeded to receive training in violin repair in 1974 at Redwing Technical College in Redwing, Minnesota. Using the skills and techniques from that training and incorporating every bit of printed material available on the subject he went on to pursue his true interest...guitars.
( from listing's site ) - Having spent the greater part of my adult life exercising the left side of my brain–I received a PhD in American Studies at the University of Iowa and have taught at various colleges for the past 20 years–I decided several years ago it was time to strike a balance. I began to pursue a long-time interest in woodworking and have since been laboring toward a total career shift. With any luck, I’ll have achieved that shift before I reach retirement age.
( from listing's site ) - The Outdoor Ukulele is injection molded from glass fiber filled polycarbonate. This high-performance composite plastic creates a very strong structure with exceptional tonal quality.
( from listing's site ) - I build handmade guitars and ukuleles from quality tone woods as well as found objects and recycled materials. Making unique instruments with great tone and individual appearance.
( from listing's site ) - Doug made his first guitar in 1970, when dissatisfaction with various commercial guitars prompted a colleague to suggest he make one. His association with making and repairing instruments has been continuous since then.
( from listing's site ) - An introduction to the ideas behind the design and construction of my instruments has to begin with some acknowledgements and thanks. In the decade and a half since I began my lutherie journey, I’ve been privileged to meet many great guitar makers and to receive a tremendous wealth of guidance and education from these masters of the art.
( from listing's site ) - My name is Allen McFarlen, and I build custom guitars and ukuleles out of my workshop located in Cairns, Australia.
As well, I offer instruction on instrument building one on one, and small classes of up to 4 in my workshop. Larger classes of up to 14 students can be catered too with adequate prior notice. Check out the Classes page of the website.
Our family store, Funky Frets carries the line of ukuleles and accessories.
( from listing's site ) - The Hawaiian word “Moku” means Island, which was the original inspiration for these beautiful Ukuleles. There is just something so simple and beautiful about the Ukulele –just like the Polynesian Islands they originated from. Play one yourself and bring your self back to the Islands.
( from listing's site ) - We’ve spent years prototyping and testing ukulele after ukulele to be able to make one simple promise: When you buy a Nalu ukulele, you will be buying an ukulele with an outstanding sound, a beautiful appearance, and a structural integrity that guarantees it's built to last.
( from listing's site ) - My name is Eric Vossbrink, I am a Luthier from San Diego California. Originally from Los Angeles, I started working with guitars when I was 18 in music stores, eventually I went to work for one of the most prestigious guitar manufacturers in the world.
( from listing's site ) - Welcome to the Wise Ukulele website. I am Scott Wise. I have been making ukuleles since 1979. I have always had a deep interest in historic Hawaiian ukuleles and their precursors from Portugal and Spain. I believe that the traditional lightly built handmade ukuleles of the early 20th century have important characteristics which are not found in modern instruments. I am working to regain some of the old magic.
( from listing's site ) - A "small shop" instrument builder and currently building acoustic and electric mandolin family instruments, electric ukuleles and other random custom instruments.
( from listing's site ) - Iriguchi Ukuleles is Diana and me. We are a husband/wife team. I am the luthier and web guy and Diana is my inspiration/muse/accountant. Oh, and Dieter is our shop dog. He’s a German Shepherd. I build our ukuleles in a little workshop here in Carmichael, California, which is just outside Sacramento.
( from listing's site ) - My fascination with banjos was first sparked in 1975 when I discovered the joys of old time music while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soon I was repairing and restoring great old instruments, and after settling in Seattle, I began designing and building my own banjo-family instruments in 1985. I am especially fond of the the late 19th century banjo aesthetic, and at the same time I enjoy taking banjo design in playful and humorous directions. I've had a lot of experience creating custom inlays, including: skeletons, lizards, frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, crows, cats, llamas, hens, roosters, burning candles, and floral motifs. I have built open backed 5 string Banjos (both 11", and 12\' rims) minstrel banjos, banjo-guitars, and banjo-ukes (using both standard banjo construction, and my unique "neck-through" body design).
( from listing's site ) - George Banjos is located in historic, scenic Somerville, Tennessee, just a few blocks away from the court square and town center. It is located just shy of midway between Memphis and Jackson.
( from listing's site ) - To construct all my banjos, I try to find the finest materials available . Your banjo will truely be one of a kind because these instruments are made from gourds grown in the fields of Casa Grade, Arizona. Some of the gourds that I use measure up to 3/4" thick, making them ideal for a carved surface. Also, thickness does have a factor in the tone of the instrument.
( from listing's site ) - I have been a part time luthier for 28 years. As a Seattle native, my real job was running the ambient air monitoring network for Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. I retired from the agency in 2005, moved to Cannon Beach and have been free to pursue my passion of building instruments since. I started out making ukes at first, but as there was not much interest in them, switched to making mandolins and guitars. I am very glad that the ukulele has become popular again, it was the first instrument I learned to play and is the most fun for me to build.
( from listing's site ) - I live in the Paraoanui valley in the Far North of New Zealand's North Island surrounded by native bush and farmland. It is off the beaten track; to get here requires a rugged drive on rough gravel roads.
( from listing's site ) - Ken Miller started his building career in 1962 when his guitar needed repairs and he fixed it himself. Soon other people were bringing their instruments to him to repair. In the early 70’s he spent several years working at Guild Guitars in Westerly, Rhode Island in a variety of positions including assistant foreman in final assembly. In the following years Ken focused mostly on repairs while managing to build one to four instruments per year. With his wife, Virginia, designing and cutting inlays, they are now building full time.
Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
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