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New Ukulele eManufactures and Luthiers Listings

These are the NEW listings over the last couple of years.

DJ Morgan Ukuleles Luthiers

All of DJ Morgan Ukuleles are completely handmade, all wood components are individually crafted by David Morgan, including the kerfed linings. The only finished components Ihe buy are the strings, fret wire and the tuners.

After thirty-five years as a cabinet maker and joiner of which the last sixteen were as a business owner, I decided in 2013 to give it all up and spend the rest of my working life building ukuleles.

Jazz Box Ukes Luthiers

Handmade Archtop Ukuleles designed and crafted by Toby Chennell on the south coast of England.

Sparrow Ukuleles Luthiers

At Sparrow Ukuleles their goal is to provide world class quality at a reasonable and accessible price. All of there instruments are designed and manufactured in Richmond, Va. Their focus on steel string, magnetic pickup ukes that sound and play wonderfully. The Alnico magnet pickups are custom designed and hand wound their our shop to provide rich, warm tone and sonic versatility. In addition to our standard models, they also take custom orders, so feel free to inquire! Be sure to stop by and check out Sparrow Ukuleles!

Te Kaha - Ukuleles & Guitars Luthiers

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.

Recording King Resonators

Beginning as a house brand in the 1930’s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship, a period that resulted in some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available.

EJ Henderson Guitars and Ukuleles Luthiers

I began making instruments with my dad as a means to pay off my law school loans and ended up loving it so much I decided to put a pin in me endeavors to pursue a career in environmental law and instead learn all I can from my dad in order to preserve and carry on his incredible trade. I had no idea I would enjoy making instruments for people as much as I do, but since it has become such an exciting pastime I have decided to try my hand at being a luthier. Nestled here in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, I am surround by incredibly talented musicians and instrument builders, the most talented of which being my dad, Wayne Henderson.

Blue Star Guitar Co. Instruments

Allen Woody and Bruce Herron co-designed the original Konablaster electric soprano ukulele using these scientific means: The body is a tracing of a canned ham, and the peghead is shaped like a Pineapple! Hawaiian fare at its best! The scale is 14" and is tuned either high G (re-entrant) tuning, or drop G.

Dave's Ukes Luthiers

Having a life long love of music and instruments and over 50 yrs of wood working experience I have moved my focus into Ukulele construction. After retiring from the building trades and being involved with the Lansing Area Ukulele Group (LAUGH) I was inspired to begin building ukuleles.

Haway Ukuleles Manufactures

The history of the HOYER guitar brand began in 1874, when Franz Hoyer, son of an old German luthier family, opened his own workshop in Schönbach/Egerland (today Czech Republic). Schönbach was an important part of the European musical instrument production at that time.

After making lutes and zithers in the beginning, HOYER changed more and more to classic and folk guitars. Later, the prospering company was continued by his son Joseph Hoyer.

Les Stansell Guitars and Ukuleles Luthiers

Les Stansell combines a traditional Spanish Classic design with Port Orford Cedar (Oregon Lawson Cypress). Living on the South Oregon Coast has allowed Stansell to incorporate the very best this rare wood has to offer in a quest to emulate the Spanish Masters.

Argapa Ukuleles Luthiers

Argapa Ukuleles is not a manufacturer comparable to bigger and well known brands. I make the instruments in my spare time, and between the day job and the kids I don't have too much of that. I have sold most of the ukes I've built so far, and I have an order list that will keep me occupied a while. After I'm done with that I will attempt to build un-ordered ukuleles and decide everything about them myself. If anyone is interested when I'm done with one I'll consider selling it.

Ortega Guitars Luthiers

The starting point for our modern company was the crafting of guitars along classical Spanish lines. Today we have taken traditional guitar-making to new levels, developing instruments that are tailored listening to our customers’ requirements. And in doing so we use all our senses – listening to them, fingering them, gauging their shape and colour. The results can be found in every single instrument we make – which you have helped to create! Connecting all these things together allows us to on pulse of time.

Christian Druery Guitars Luthiers

From a very early age, I have had a fascination with guitars. I love everything about them; their beautiful shapes - so sculptural in nature, the detailed inlay work, the absolute exactness, the many different sounds that they can produce, the hidden bracing patterns engineered precisely for strength and to best promote sound, and most of all - created from one of this earths greatest resource and eternal friend of mine, the Tree.

Hogbac Acoustics Luthiers

Handcrafted Archtops, Ukes, Parlor guitars and repairs North Mankato, MN

For over 14 years now Hogbac Acoustics has been building and repairing acoustic instruments of every type and quality. All custom instruments are made out of the finest exotic and domestic woods available, with inlays and finishes that are unique and personalized to truly make each instrument one of a kind. Hogbac Acoustics current specialization is in archtop instruments, ukes, and parlor guitars, with a future expansion into Mandolins planned.

Ono Ukulele Luthiers

Ono Ukuleles are handmade in my workshop in Ashland, Oregon. Although I am a "hobby builder," I take my craft very seriously. I probably have as many tools, jigs, forms and other equipment as many full-time luthiers. You can view a slideshow tour of my building process and workshop here. Being retired, I have the luxury of building at my own pace. This allows me to take all the time I need to achieve the stringent quality level that gives me great satisfaction.

Opal Instruments Manufactures

Opal Instruments is a family run business. All Opal products are manufactured in our Pomona, California facility.

Scott Dordick is the founder and CEO of Opal Instruments. Scott has been designing and manufacturing products for the Aerospace, automotive and photographic industries for over 25 years. Scott has over 15 US Patents. After learning the ukulele. Scott decided to put his design experience to work, crafting an electric ukulele that would really rock. Subsequently, Scott met Sam Radding. Sam is a master luthier and has generously helped Scott refine his designs and techniques. The result? So great you have to hear it to believe it.

LEHO Ukuleles Luthiers

LEHO means “seashell” in Hawaiian language. In the legend, seashell always delivers the most elegant and romantic sounds

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