Each year Play Your Ukulele Day gives you a chance to ‘change the world four strings at a time’ by playing your ukulele, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one…
We have toyed with the idea of selling ukuleles many times over the past several years. We even identified European luthiers with whom to work. However, with cheap imports starting from as little as £8, it appears there is little interest for quality in this particular market.
One of the reasons luthier-made ukuleles are disproportionately expensive is that it takes almost the same amount of time to lovingly hand craft it as it would a full sized guitar. However, should you be interested in having a one-off rather than something mass produced please contact us.
Pictured here is a selection of sweet grande bouche ukuleles from the Dupont luthiery.
Today is Play Your Ukulele Day. Each year this special day gives you a chance to ‘change the world four strings at a time’ by playing your uke, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one…
With cheap mass produced Ukes for as little as £8-12 we’ve tended to shy away from them. However, Maurice Dupont produces perfect miniature Ukulele versions of his grand bouche, petite bouche, and f-hole jazz guitars which are – as you’d expect – simply stunning. However, it takes almost as much work to hand craft these miniature masterpieces as it does to make a full size one and this is reflected in the price.
We can also get some rather lovely Portuguese made Ukes. There is a story that the Hawaiian Ukulele is derived from a Portuguese folk instrument and, when you see them side by side, you can see why. Again, the hand crafting comes at a price.
As such we only do Ukuleles as build to order and we do not keep them in stock. Contact us for more details.
We do, however, keep some Schatten Design Acoustic Pickups for Ukuleles in stock and you can buy them by clicking the link here.