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Sailor Brand Ukulele Co

UKE Republic
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd.
Suite 290
Austell, Georgia 30106
USA
770-235-6606

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Sailor Brand Ukulele Co. is the house brand ukulele of UKE Republic, an exclusive authorized ukulele dealer. Our ukuleles are hand-crafted by a luthier and made right here in the USA. Using premium tonewoods, veneers and appointments, quality is never sacrificed.

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Samick Guitar Company

1329 Gateway Drive
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
USA

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For almost 40 years Samick has manufactured product for the leading brand names in the guitar business. In the process, we learned a great deal about not only what goes into a great guitar, but how to produce it at an affordable price. We also realized that the ability to produce quality product at an affordable price was only half the equation. There needed to be an all out effort to develop a powerful new identity for the product and our company.

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R.L. Saul Ukulele

USA

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(Ed.) Haven’t found a web presence but here is link to Dream Guitars of NJ with a R. L. Saul ukulele. Dreamguitars.com 1 (609) 208-1531
4 Mountainview Court, Clarksburg, NJ 08510
Showings by Appointment

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Scheurenbrand Guitars

R.W. "Rollo" Scheurenbrand
**Hawaii
**USA
Phone: (808) 263 3878

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I work with a variety of tonewoods, and treat each piece individually to ensure that the wood’s voice is maximized. Living in the Islands, I have direct access to acacia koa, the precious hardwood of Hawaii. Koa trees exist naturally nowhere else on earth but Hawaii. Koa is an exceptionally beautiful wood, and for decades has been recognized as a quality tonewood. I also build with Hawaii-grown Cuban mahogany, another quality tonewood.

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Seagull Guitars

Quebec
Canada

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In 1982 Robert Godin produced the first Seagull guitars in the Village of LaPatrie, Quebec. The concept for the Seagull guitar was to take the essential components of the best hand-crafted guitars (such as solid tops and beautiful finishes) and build these features into guitars that could be priced within the reach of working musicians.

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Takahiro Shimo

Takahiro Shimo
Japan

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My name is Takahiro Shimo. I am a luthier (specialist for making and repair of stringed musical instrument) in Japan. I graduated from Robert-Venn School Of Luthiery (technical school of making guitar in Phoenix Az. U.S.A.) in 1980. I worked for Morris Musical Instrument in 1981. I was a member of “Handcrafted Team”. So, I used to make high grade guitars and develop newguitars. In April 1982, I opened Shimo Guitars my shop, and started making guitar by myself.

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Sideways Eight Ukuleles

Gibson Woodworking & Design
Andrew Gibson
Florida
USA
Phone: (727) 365-2549
eMail: gibsonwoodworking@gmail.com

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Florida Based Furniture Maker and Luthier. I love to use local, eco frendly lumber whenever possible.

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Marc Silber Music

2547--8th Str. (# 18-B)
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA

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Marc Silber Music -- Dealing in second hand instruments (guitars, Hawaiian guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos etc.) for the past forty years. Making new acoustic instruments such as guitars, ukulele, and Hawaiian guitars since 1992, now under the name Marc Silber Guitars.

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Small Wonder Banjos

Jere Canote
Seattle, Washington
USA

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My fascination with banjos was first sparked in 1975 when I discovered the joys of old time music while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soon I was repairing and restoring great old instruments, and after settling in Seattle, I began designing and building my own banjo-family instruments in 1985. I am especially fond of the the late 19th century banjo aesthetic, and at the same time I enjoy taking banjo design in playful and humorous directions. I’ve had a lot of experience creating custom inlays, including: skeletons, lizards, frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, crows, cats, llamas, hens, roosters, burning candles, and floral motifs. I have built open backed 5 string Banjos (both 11in, and 12in rims) minstrel banjos, banjo-guitars, and banjo-ukes (using both standard banjo construction, and my unique “neck-through” body design).

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Stefan Sonntag

Hans-Adlhoch-Straße 35
D-86157 Augsburg, Germany
Phone ++49-821/527375
Telefax ++49-821/528287

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Corresponding in size to the tenor ukulele, the Uke has a scale length of 39 cm. It is built like an acoustic archtop guitar, with parallel bracing and handcrafted arched top and back. The one-piece bridge provides a very direct transmission of string vibration to the body. The Uke is amplified by a single-coil pickup made by Coil Tec.</p

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Sonny D Ukuleles

Sonny Dahlin
94-164 Awalua Street
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
USA
Phone: 808-671-0627

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Create work of art handmade custom ukuleles. Starting with Sonny D standard production ukuleles to Sonny D signature series ukuleles.

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Spanky Banjo Ukes

Dallas, **TX
**USA
972-278-4134

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Spanky Banjo Ukes are built by luthiers Dan Fobert and Phil Morris. Combining Phil’s longtime love affair with the ukulele and Dan’s creativity and innovative construction techniques, with input from other uke players they have developed an idea for an instrument built in the traditional way but utilizing up to date features. Spanky Banjo Ukes use a longer, wider concert scale length neck for easier play and a synthetic head to eliminate the problems natural skin heads have with changes in humidity. The advanced Renaissance and Fiberskyn head materials produce a mellow natural tone while maintaining plenty of banjo volume and punch.

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Specimen Chicago School of Guitar Making

1240 N. Homan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
USA
Phone: 773.489.4830

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Ian Schneller began using Specimen Products as a name for his sculptures in 1981 while an undergraduate at the Memphis Academy of Art. It was the anonymity of the words “Specimen” and “Products” that appealed to him. It also seemed a funny little ruse — pretending to be a company instead of himself.

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Spruce House Ukuleles

luthier Al McWhorter
Eugene, OR
USA

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When I decided to begin making ukuleles for sale, I promised myself that I would always remember a lesson that I learned from my father: Simplicity is Elegance. The most successful designs are those that make the most of the least. Why increase the weight of an instrument and dampen its ability to resonate naturally in the name of making it...fancier? That’s why I make my finishes thin and keep my decoration to a minimum. Like the vintage Martin and Kamaka instruments that I admire so much, SpruceHouse Ukuleles are very light and a little plain. But there is nothing plain about the sound.

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Don Stawski

Campbell River
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
**ph: (250) 286-6265

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Based on the popular triangular shape pioneered by J.Chalmers Doane, these individually handcrafted ukuleles are custom built when ordered. Made from a variety of choice woods by Don Stawski in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island BC, these Canadian made ukuleles offer unique styling and a choice of two models.

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Stefan Hahl, Gitarrenbaumeister

65623 Mudershausen
Taunusblick 1
Tel. 06430 - 6476

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Stefan Hahl was born in 1964 in Worms, one of the oldest cities in Germany. He grew up in a family of musicians and at 15 discovered his greatest love, the guitar. With time, he became inspired to create and play quality-built, superior sounding and aesthetically attractive instruments.

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Stringnet Co

Stringnet Co., Ltd
Iwasaki Bldg 4th Fl Honcho 4-19-13
Nakanoku, Toyko
164-0012 Japan
Phone 81-3-3380-434/1435
Fax 81-3-3380-1439

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The Sugar Land Ukulele Manufacturing Company

*M. A. Shelly
***Texas**
USA

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Northeast Fort Bend County’s largest manufacturer of handmade ukuleles, so there! Ukuleles, for now. And various other things made of wood, like boxes. And witches. Other neat stuff is in development.

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Suzuki

Suzuki Music USA ** P.O. Box 710459
Santee, **CA
92072-0459
USA

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Portuguese cabinet makers from the Madeira Islands emigrated to Hawaii in the 1880's and are thought to have made the first Ukuleles. A cross between a guitar and a banjo, the four stringed Madeiran guitar or machete, would eventually become known as the Ukulele. Suzuki Ukuleles feature top quality materials and precise assembly techniques that produce an instrument of exceptional quality regardless of the style and price range.

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