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Home Grown Tones Tenor Ukulele
Home Grown Tones Tenor
In being on the look out 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.

Kim Hancock - Pacific Ukuleles

From Queensland, Australia, he started out in 1993 as, and still predominantly is, a Guitar maker, specialising in Archtop Guitars, but these day he also has his Ukulele range and employs his two sons Dane and Sean to help out. The range is Soprano, Concert and Tenor scale, with figure 8, pineapple and a homage to the Wiessenborn, (though still played like a Ukulele), body shapes

Michael Legge - Home Grown Tones

A farmer by profession from Bulahdelah, NSW he builds chordophones, including Ukuleles as a hobby since before 2011. Its called Home Grown as he like to use local woods where possible

Nick Carpenter - Wildwood Instruments

From Mount Franklin, Victoria He has been making Musical Instruments since the early 1990's and founded Wildwood Instruments in 1999. In 2011 he added Soprano and Tenor scale Ukuleles to his catalogue. In addition to selling his instruments he also runs a number of instrument making courses
This Wildwood is nothing to do with the US luthier Jake Wildwood of Annabel Instruments, the Indonesian Factory, or the French luthier Christophe Chabaud who all also uses the brand name Wildwood - Its a very popular name at the moment

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