Luthiers & Builders: Arizona, USA

There are a lot of great luthiers and builders across the USA. Here are the ones LearningUkulele.com has come across in the Arizona.

Luthiers & Builders - Arizona

Phoenix Ukuleles



Listing Info

from the Phoenix Ukuleles web site

Carbon Fiber Hybrid - Most carbon fiber ukuleles cost well over $1000. The Phoenix ukulele is more affordable with the same sound quality by making the body and soundboard out of carbon fiber, while the neck, fretboard, and bridge are made of specialty woods.

It all began on blazing 110 degree Arizona day...

Hi, I'm Dallin and I'm the founder of Phoenix Ukulele and I designed and painstakingly developed our first carbon fiber ukulele. The inspiration for this new design came from a few different places. Firstly, I already own and operate Anilo Carbon, a small business making carbon fiber rings and plates. Secondly, I studied aerospace engineering in college and we learned all about cutting edge composite materials such as carbon fiber.

I know that carbon fiber instruments already exist, but having worked with carbon fiber so much I knew that the incredibly high prices of the instruments on the market could be dropped. I don't mean that anyone is ripping you off. On the contrary high end carbon fiber instruments are worth the cost. However, the same tone and quality that a $1,500 ukulele produces can be replicated at a much lower cost by cutting out some eccentric features. This is why we design our ukuleles with a wooden neck and fretboard. We want the sound of carbon fiber for the resonating chamber and soundboard and can reduce the overall cost by using some wooden parts to form a wood/carbon hybrid.

More information available on the Phoenix Ukuleles's web site.

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Volcano Ukuleles



Listing Info

from the Volcano Ukuleles web site

Inouye, who has been playing ukulele for more than half a century, got his start by jamming with friends and neighbors on the porch of his family home.

“My life is about teaching people to play music,” says Inouye. Not only does he teach and play ukulele, he also builds them, and his custom-made instruments can be seen on display in the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

More information available on the Volcano Ukuleles's web site.

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