21st C. Luthiers from Hawaii click for more

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In being on the lookout for nice Ukuleles I see the work of a number of full and part time luthiers. The instruments they make look very nice and worthy of note.

Bob Gleason - Pegasus Guitars

From the big island of Hawaii, he does make Guitars but he makes Ukuleles as well. On the Ukulele front,he makes Sopranos Concerts and Tenors, plus Taropatches and Lili'us. He is a member of the Hawaiian guild of Luthiers and runs the occasional classes in instrument making

Robin Gleason - Island Traditions

If Island Traditions were being followed this should be Gleason & Son not two separate brands however-
Also from Keaʻau, Hawaii, (and Bob's son). Though he learned a lot from his father he also studied Guitar building in Canada before starting up his own brand in 2001 He too makes Guitars as well as Ukuleles and his Ukulele range does extend to Baritones

Jeb Wiemer

At the age of 20 or so he started working for Ko'olua and learned the art of lutheiry and in 2011 he left and started Wiemer Guitars, based in Wahiawa, Oahu. He makes mainly Guitars but does make some other chordophones including Tenor, (I've never seen another size?), Ukuleles too. He is a member of the American Guild of Luthiers

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