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Mario Maccaferri

( 1900 - 1993 )

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Mario Maccaferri (1900-1993) and his custom molding company Mastro Plastics Corporation, founded by Maccaferr i in association with his French American Reeds Manufacturing Company, introduced the first Maccaferri plastic guitar, made of Dow Styron (polystyrene) in 1953. Production continued until 1964.

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S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments

Huntington, **NY
**USA
631.421.9056

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Providing expert services in guitar repair and vintage restoration on brands including: Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Fender, Guild, Collings, Santa Cruz, Gretsch, Larrivee, Dobro, National, Ovation, Tacoma, and many others.

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Magic Fluke Company

292 South Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257
USA
tel: 800-459-5558
fax: 413-229-8536

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The Magic Fluke Co. was started by Dale and Phyllis Webb in 1999 in the basement of our home in New Hartford Connecticut. Dale was inspired and encouraged by Phyllis’s brother Jim Beloff, an accomplished musician and guitarist who discovered the uke a few years earlier. Jim realized anyone interested in playing the uke back then had very little to choose from in the way of available music or instruments and in 1992, he incorporated as Flea Market Music and released the first of many music books and videos.

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Mahalo

Team International Co.,Ltd
Suite 706, 7th Fl. Gitic Plaza
339 Huanshi Dong Road, PO Box 510098
Guang Zhou, China
Tel: 86-20-8331 7250
86-20-8331 7252
Fax: 86-20-8331 72 63

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We select materials. We carry strict inspection at every procedure of production by our own people. We listen to every quality comment from any of our customers and try our best to make improvements. We are proud to say that Even the Cheapest Ukulele Gets Every Care and Passion Needed for Serious Instruments.

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Mainland Ukes

90 Washington ST
Nashville, IN 47448-1708
USA
Phone: (812) 988-6760
Toll Free: 1-866-949-UKES
Fax: (812) 988-6798 Mainling Address:
PO Box 1708
Nashville, IN 47448-1708
USA.

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We are a home grown family business dedicated to providing quality performance ukuleles at a great price. Our small company started because we love the ukulele and always enjoy meeting others who feel the same way. If you choose to buy from us, you will be buying from people who play ukulele for fun on a daily basis We take time setting up each uke to make sure you will be satisfied with your purchase.

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Majesty Ukuleles

Yusuke Kawakami

207-8696 Barnard ST

Vancouver, B.C V6P 5G5
Canada Tel:(+1) 604-269-2555
Fax:(+1) 604-986-1841

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from the Majesty Ukuleles web site

When I was a boy, if I wasn’t playing baseball or hanging out with my friends I was usually in my uncle’s guitar shop. I used to pick up leftover tonewood pieces from garbage bins and make something out of them. My uncle owns a world-renowned guitar building company in Gifu, Japan. My father was the chief guitar builder there until 2002. He built exclusive custom-made guitars for musicians around the world for forty-two years. He often worked on weekends, so I used to accompany him to his workshop. I still remember looking up at all the acoustic guitars - which were taller than myself - and also trying my hand at Japanese saws and hammers.

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Mandolins by Jonathan Mann

1002 Bradford Place
Joelton, TN 37080
USA

Phone: 615-562-5747
Cell: 615-289-1333
eMail: jmann@manndolins.com

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A “small shop” instrument builder and currently building acoustic and electric mandolin family instruments, electric ukuleles and other random custom instruments.

A while back a customer emailed me and wanted to talk to me about building an electric steel string Uke…this worked out quite well since the electric mandolins I build are very similar in size, scale to the Ukulele. 

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C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.

510 Sycamore Street
P. O. Box 329
Nazareth, PA 18064-0329
USA
Phone: 610-759-2837
Fax: 610-759-5757

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Martin's steadfast adherence to high standards of musical excellence, mixed with experienced management, has largely accounted for the company's remarkable longevity. Marketing methods and product mix have changed at Martin over the years, but the company attitude towards guitar building has never varied. In the preface to the 1904 catalog, Frank Henry Martin explained to potential customers, “How to build a guitar to give this tone is not a secret. It takes care and patience. Care in selecting the materials, laying out the proportions, and attending to the details which add to the player’s comfort. Patience in giving the necessary time to finish every part. A good guitar cannot be built for the price of a poor one, but who regrets the extra cost for a good guitar?” Almost eighty years have passed since Frank Henry Martin authored this statement of policy, but it still is an accurate expression of Martin’s ongoing commitment to quality.

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Mason Guitars and Ukulele

Hand-Crafted Guitars and Ukuleles by Kevin Mason
USA

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Kevin Mason began making guitars after having played guitars, lutes, and other stringed instruments professionally for over 20 years.

Since 2002 he has made a variety of instruments including resonator, classical, and jazz guitars and ukuleles, but he focuses on making the kind of guitars he likes to play the most–flat-top acoustic styles suitable for finger-style playing and for flat picking.

Because he was a player first, Kevin is sensitive to the playability and tone of the instruments he makes and does not settle for anything less than the best musical instrument possible.

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Maton Guitars

6 Clarice Rd
Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9896 9500
Fax: +61 3 9896 9501  

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The Maton name is a derivative of the words “May” and “Tone”. Until the mid 1930s an Australian guitar manufacturing industry was virtually nonexistent. Good quality guitars were hard to find and at this time the best guitars came from the U.S.A. Bill May, a Melbourne-born jazz musician, woodwork teacher and luthier decided to change all that. During the early 1940s Bill established a custom guitar manufacturing and repair business known as “Maton Stringed Instruments and Repairs”. This enterprise was so successful that Bill was able to convince his older brother, Reg, to join him as a full time guitar maker and in March 1946 the “Maton Musical Instruments Company” was born.

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Maui Music Ukuleles

urcuzzn@yahoo.com

Hawaii

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Maui Music ukuleles are hand crafted from the finest Hawaiian Koa woods. The craftsmanship, and attention to detail, make these instruments look and sound exceptional. Each Maui Music ukulele is personally made by luthier Peter Lieberman, who has been crafting fine ukuleles for over 25 years.

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John Mayes Guitars

3111 NE 96th Ave.
Norman, OK, 73026
USA
Phone: 405-579-9629

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John Mayes started his lutherie career in 1996 when he built his first instrument, a walnut/cedar parlor guitar. In 2000 he accepted a position, working under the guidance of luthier Dana Bourgeois at Pantheon Guitars in Lewiston, Maine. While in Maine, John had a hand in building hundreds of guitars, refining his skills along the way. Some time later, John moved back to his home state of Oklahoma to start his own lutherie, Mayes Guitars.

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MB Instruments

Nicolas Baginsky **
Admiralitätstraße 74
20459 Hamburg
**Germany

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Killer-Instruments, or for short Ki, is the name for my very special line of steel string ukuleles. These ukuleles are extraordinary in every aspect, their sound is unique, their looks are outstanding and their playability is on a professional level. Plus they really rock.

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Pat Megowan Stringed Instgruments

Again a luthier, builder that most likely lives in the USA and their website does not even have the city they operate out of.

A little digging and it seems to be: Western Oregon.

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Again a luthier, builder that most likely lives in the USA and their web site does not even have the city they operate out of. If anyone knows the location of this luthier let me know and the luthier know that at a minimum the city and state a good idea.

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Mele Ukulele

1750 Kaahumanu Avenue
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793
USA
Tel. 808.244.3938
Fax. 808.242.6566

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Mele Ukulele builds and sells fine ENTIRELY HAND MADE ukuleles and guitars at incredibly low prices. Our ukuleles feature great tone and playability, top quality Hawaiian koa and other fine SOLID tonewoods, and detailed inlay work. For nearly 20 years, Mele Ukulele continues to offer what can be considered among the best value in instruments today

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Moku Ukuleles

D & B Music LLC
San Francisco, California
USA
Phone: 415-681-6081
eMail: mike@mokuukes.com

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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.

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Moore Bettah Ukuleles

Chuck Moore
P.O. Box 1386
Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
USA
Phone: (808) 640-6969

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Custom made koa ukuleles built on the Big Island of Hawaii by Chuck Moore

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MP Ukuleles

Mike Pereira
P.O. Box 403
Shandon, CA 93461
USA
Tel. 805-238-1931

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MP Ukuleles are handcrafted instruments built on the California Central Coast by Mike Pereira.

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Mr.Mai Ukulele

Add:No 11 Industry Park,Panyu,GuangZhou,GuangDong,China Tel:+86 15017569826 Fax:020-39364976 Email:musiccityman@163.com GuangZhou SaFengMusic Co,.Ltd

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Chinese musical instrument production and trading company.

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MS Ukuleles

Miles Stephens
73-1382 Melemele Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
USA
Tel. (808) 325-3488

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My journey in ukulele building started with classes from a local Kona luthier, the late, much respected, Andy Berard. The original class was to build only a single ukulele for myself, but I found I enjoyed building them so much I kept going and soon needed to start selling them or buy a bigger house. Over the years I have evolved my own techniques but the emphasis on quality and willingness to experiment is directly descended from Andy’s philosophy of building.

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Musikalia

Dott. Alfio Leone
Via Palermo, 4
95030 Sant’Agata Li Battiati (CT)
Italy
VAT number: 00186980876 
Fiscal Code: LNELFA28A27C351T
Phone: +39 095 211230
Fax: +39 095 212777
E-mail: info@musikalia.it

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Unusual and hard to find stringed musical instruments from all over the world All hand made in Sicily

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Mya-Moe Ukuleles

1121 Cepot Street
Glenview, IL 60025 USA

Tel: 847-906-1900

Former Luthiers: (Gordon and Char Myer, Aaron Keim) 18 Forbes Road
White Salmon, Washington 98672
USA
Phone: 541-490-8522

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2018 Update: Cary Kelly, is the new owner & builder of Mya-Moe Ukuleles.

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