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Te Kaha - Ukuleles & Guitars

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Hand crafted in Polynesia the center of the ukulele world Woody Howard uses the finest wood, rare “Tou” Cordia Subcordata . With this fine wood and his long experience in wood working, Woody produces very fine instruments. “Tou” (as it is called in Tahiti, Kou in Hawaiian) has great tonal properties and a rich smooth look and feel. Tou wood was reserved only for the high ranking polynesiens because of it's rarity and qualities.

TEKAHA-UKULELES » TE KAHA means « TAHITI & Islands spirit & soul

The ukuleles and guitars made by Woody are constructed in the reliable Spanish method. The Te Kaha ukulele are also played by professional musicians in Tahiti valued by its sound and artistic qualities.

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Teton Guitars

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We build guitars focused on tone, quality and playability rather than margin and profit. We put audio principals before business practices. Teton Guitars® are produced by Chesbro Music Co., a 100 year old family owned and operated company in Idaho Falls. We’ve crafted instruments that sound and play like guitars that cost 10 times as much. Tetons are only sold to independent local stores. Visit your local music store and try one out, then look at the price. We double dog dare you to not be impressed. No dogs were harmed in the dare.

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Tin Pan Ukuleles

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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.

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Todd Rose Guitars

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An introduction to the ideas behind the design and construction of my instruments has to begin with some acknowledgments 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.

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3rd Wave Ukuleles

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(dead link) - I don’t believe they are in business anymore. Several years ago they where attempting to sell the business.

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Talsma String Instruments

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Custom Handmade Ukuleles & Guitars, built to your liking using the woods, finishes and appointments you choose. Each Talsma instrument features perfect details and wonderful sound. Please take some time to explore my website and all of the ukuleles and guitars that I’ve created. I look forward to making your custom Talsma!

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Tangi Ukuleles

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Tiki King

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As close as I can figure it started back in about 1966. My uncle was a surfer, and he once gave my dad a three foot stone Tiki as a gift. My dad put it out under the big tree next to my play house, where it stood for almost twenty years until said tree was cut down and the Tiki disappeared. But back then that Tiki was about as close to magic as it gets. It made an impression I guess. I have been carving Tikis as long as I can remember, but things really got going in 1993 on the day my wife and I drove up north for our honeymoon.

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Timberline Guitars

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Timberline Guitars was started by **Rob Smith **under the simple premise of building high quality, hand-made solid timber guitars for prices below where guitars of this quality had ever been sold before.

**Kevin Hall **subsequently joined Timerline in the technical capacity of Bush–Dwelling Guitar Hermit. Smith runs the business side from Southern California; Hall designs, tweaks, invents, refines, improves and generally creates guitar magic from his home base outside Toronto, Canada. Kevin also runs Timberline Music, Canada.

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TT Ukuleles

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Taylor Guitars

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Taylor Guitars is an El Cajon California based luthier, widely known for their quality acoustic guitars. Taylor Guitars was established as a small shop in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug and has since become one of the world’s foremost manufacturer of premium-quality guitars. Taylor is widely recognized for its pioneering use of cutting-edge technology to craft ultra-playable, great-sounding and musically-inspiring guitars.

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All-Koa Tenor Ukulele and GS with Solid Lining Bob Taylor&rsquo;s innovative designs have established new benchmarks throughout the guitar industry and earned the company numerous awards for its acoustic, acoustic/electric, and electric guitars. Although Taylor has no paid artist endorsers, some of the biggest names in the industry play Taylor guitars, including Dave Matthews, Prince, Jewel, the Goo Goo Dolls, Taylor Swift, Coheed and Cambria and Alan Jackson.Taylor Guitars is located in El Cajon, CA.

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Tanglewood Guitar Company UK

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Tanglewood Guitars are Great Britain's number 1 selling acoustic guitar brand.

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Bill Tapia Ukuleles

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Bill Tapia(tm) was celebrated worldwide as the 'Duke of Uke'. He performed with Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and just about everyone who was anyone in the early Hawaiian music scene.

He taught ukulele to Shirley Temple, Clark Gable and many others from Hollywood's Golden Era. In Bill's hands, the ukulele became a magical instrument.

Now, you can create magic of your own. Built to Bill's exacting standards, Bill Tapia ukuleles will take you wherever you want to go, musically. Bill never compromised with his music and neither do his signature ukuleles.

Each instrument is hand-crafted, using rigorous construction methods to ensure great sound, high quality, and sublime playability.

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Talina Ukuleles

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UkuleleWorld.Com brand of premium items made to their recommendations and specifications.

We do not use rare and exotic woods in constructing Talina Ukuleles as we want to protect the rare trees in ravished forests. We believe that good design and careful craftsmanship in building a ukulele can more than offset the benefits of "Brazilian Redwood" and other rare woods for such instruments.

Our goal for Talina Ukuleles is for each instrument to give you the most-smiles-for-the-dollar that you can buy.

In short, Talina Ukuleles are made for Texas size fun. These instruments are carefully crafted in China.

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