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LEHO Ukuleles

Seems to be a mass product Asian ukulele.

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Distributors: Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in LEHO brand ukulele distribution in your country. FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCLUSIVE-by-COUNTRY REPRESENTATION: international@lehomusic.com FOR LEHO USA DEALER SALES REQUESTS: usadealersales@lehomusic.com

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

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Lahaina Ukuleles

Lahaina Music
West Maui Center 
Suite 9
910 Honoapiilani Hwy. 
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
USA
808-661-7625

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Lahaina was the name of a series of mid range imported Ukes which later became Kala Music

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Lanikai Ukuleles

EAST COAST: 1000 Technology Park Dr.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (800) 446-6010
Fax: (804) 515-0347

WEST COAST: 1240 Quarry St.
Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (800) 637-0477

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Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, meaning "heavenly sea" in Hawaiian is a neighborhood within Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This small 1/2 mile beach has been consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world.

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Jean Larrivee Guitars Ltd.

780 E. Cordova St.
Vancouver, BC Canada, V6A 1M3
Phone 604-253-7111 Fax: 604-253-5447 Jean Larrivee Guitars USA Inc.
1070 Yarnell Place
Oxnard, CA, 93033-2454
USA
Fax: 805-487-9950

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Jean Larrivée set out in 1967 to make some of the finest guitars in the world. Many believe he is already there. While the company started out in Toronto, Jean and his family currently operate out of two facilities located in Vancouver, BC and Oxnard, Cali. Currently the 02 & 03 satin lines are built in Canada while shiney 05’s, 09’s, 10’s, 50’s & 60’s are built in the USA. In 2006 Larrivée started building high end mandolins and more recently high end electric guitars.

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Laughlin Ukulele

Tim Laughlin
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

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Fine Handmade Ukuleles in the style of the 1920’s.

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Lehua Ukuleles

John Porner
California

USA
Phone: 619-482-1046 e-mail: laudero@cox.net  

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We manufacture four sizes of instruments: standard or soprano, long neck soprano, concert and tenor. All our instruments are made in Portugal from beautiful Australian Blackwood, botanical name Acacia Melanoxylon, with very similar tonal and appearance characteristics to Koa Acacia, a close relative, the material of choice for Hawaiian ukuleles. All our ukes are solid wood, no laminates or plastic anywhere.

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Jay Lichty

PO Box 1062
Tryon, NC 28782
USA

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Handcrafted ukuleles and guitars built by NC luthier, Jay Lichty. Jay crafts with both domestic and exotic woods including Sycamore, Beech, Walnut, Brazilian Rosewood, Bubinga, and many others. Though he occasionally has ukuleles in stock, most instruments are custom-built and designed to meet the specific wants and needs of each client. Lichty Ukuleles are designed to look as stunning as they sound. Here is what one thrilled customer had to say: “Having an instrument you love to hold, to look at, to feel and to play inspires great music and extreme fun. My custom ukulele is a dream on all fronts.” K. Gillespie.

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Little River Ukuleles

Dave Sigman - Luthier
40450 Little River Airport Road
Little River, CA, 95456
USA
(707) 937-4680

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I have always been passionate about working with wood, and have been a professional woodworker for over 25 years. My woodworking skills have progressed from finish work, doors and cabinetry, furniture building, complex joinery, jewelry making, marquetry and inlay, and have come full circle to lutherie. Making finely crafted ukuleles is the culmination of my art and craft.

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Stuart Longridge

Reeds Cottage Smallbrook
Newton St.Cyres
Exeter Ex5 5AZ
United Kingdom
email: stuart.longridge@btinternet.com
Telephone: +44(0)1392 851707
Fax: +44(0)1392 851707

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My instruments, made from selected tone woods, are constructed using a “Spanish” slip neck to body connection & finished in a fine hard wearing oil.

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Augustino LoPrinzi Guitars

1929 Drew Street
Clearwater. Florida 33765
USA
Telephone (727) 447-2276
Fax (727)446-7704
loprinzi@gate.net

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One of the worlds finest classical guitar builders in the world is now one of the worlds finest ukulele builders. Ukulele Hall of Fame Expo 2004 - I had the pleasure of playing a few of Augustino LoPrinzi’s ukulele at the expo show September 2004 and the are amazing. Light, responsive and reasonable priced for the quality they are. They could easily cost $1000 more than the current price. Here is a nice article titled The Duke of Uke from the St. Petersburg Times.

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Luna Guitars

4924 West Waters Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33634
USA
Toll Free: 1-866-854-5045

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Yvonne de Villiers, the accomplished stained-glass artist who envisioned Luna Guitars. Yvonne’s inspiration for a line of guitars designed to maximize playing comfort came from her mother, Hilda Williers, an electric bass player for more than 40 years.

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Lymana Ukuleles

Lymana Ashikawa
1018 McCully St.
Honolulu, HI, 96826
USA

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LA Guitars & Ukulele

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In 1978, after 8-years of experience as a guitar-player and singer in several French pop and rock bands, I started on the crazy (but so exciting) project to create and produce high-end guitars in Toulouse, in the South-West of France, a city well-known for its famous artists and its really active music scene!

I first started an efficient and reliable repair shop dedicated to all stringed instruments. This shop brought a lot of knowledge and experience, as well as many different and interesting customers through our Custom Shop models! Then, thanks to many musician friends who had built a great image for Lâg guitars on stage and in studio, we introduced our first creations to guitar dealers and players; in France first, then all around Europe, with a lot of success.

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