Archive for the ‘Luthiers’ Category

Jupiter Creek Ukulele

Jupiter Creek ukuleles are made in Australia by Rob Dick. They are usually electric ukuleles and look very much like tiny guitars (he also makes electric guitars and mandolins). His website is well worth taking a look at, particularly the section on the Australian timbers he uses. There’s an extensive review of a Jupiter Creek […]

Compass Rose Ukulele

Compass Rose Ukulele Review Compass Rose Ukulele made by Rick Turner’s Renaissance Guitar Works in Santa Cruz. It was all about the tone. I owned a tenor Uke manufactured in overseas, and I was simply seeking a better tone. I stopped by Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto, and played a number of Ukes that Gryphon […]

William King/ Chantus Music Ukulele

William King makes classical guitars and ukuleles under the name Chantus Music. Definitely check out his blog for some ukulele pictures to drool over. On Video Demetrius Bercrelis of Tripping Lily demonstrating his two William King ukuleles.

Candelas Ukulele

Candelas are best known for their guitars, which the legendary Andres Segovia called the finest guitars in the world, but make a range of fretted instruments including ukuleles (and a rather fetching mariachi guitarron). Candelas is currently headed by Tomas Delgado, grandson of the Candelas’s founder Candelario Delgado. I’m particularly taken by their copies of […]

JC Clark Ukuleles

Jack Clark is a Nebraska-based luthier. He makes some great looking ukes – I’m particularly taken with this soprano Lyon and Healy Shrine reproduction. You can find out more on his website and follow his work on his blog. Review Mark ‘Spanky’ Gutierrez reviews a 6 string tenor Jack Clark uke. On Video Mark Gutierrez […]

Lichty Ukuleles

North Carolina guitar and ukulele maker Jay Lichty was kind enough to answer a few questions about himself and his ukes. You can find out more on and friend him up on Facebook. How long have you been building and how did you get started building ukuleles? My first uke was the direct result […]

DeVine Ukuleles

Eric DeVine is a Maui-based custom ukulele and guitar maker with an impressive client list that includes Eddie Vedder, Kimo Hussey and Jack Johnson. His basic ukes start in the $3,000-$3,500 range with various blinging options available. You can find out more and contact him on his website On Video Kimo Hussey lays out on […]

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