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Doc_J
02-11-2017, 03:08 PM
Just noticed my ukes have many nationalities. Even my US ukes are from many states. Very cool that ukes are being made all over. I'm curious to see how much of the globe is represented by what folks play here on UU. Where in the world were your ukes created?

Here's a list of my ukes' nations of origin.

USA
Canada (LFdM)
Wales, UK (Pete Howlett)
Japan (TODA)
Indonesia (Pono)
China (Takamine)

And those of mine that were made in the USA are from these states:

Hawaii (Moore Bettah, Grimes, Koa Works, Pegasus, I'iwi)
California (Kinnard, Compass Rose, vanPelt)
Washington (Mya-Moe,Makapili)
Colorado (Beau Hannam)
South Dakota (J. Rieck)
New York (Favilla)

Debussychopin
02-11-2017, 03:16 PM
I always thought it was funny that Cordoba is an American company, trying to represent Spanish products, but made in China.

RichM
02-11-2017, 03:20 PM
Ooh, this is fun!

US:
California (Compass Rose)
Hawaii (Maui Music, Koaloha)
Pennsylvania (Martin)
Oregon (Covered Bridge)
Illinois (Oscar Schmidt, Regal, Ludwig, Stromberg-Voisinet)
Michigan (Talsma)

UK: Beltona
Canada: de Mesquita
China: Kala, Luna, Gold Tone, Eastman

Jim Hanks
02-11-2017, 03:56 PM
Great thread idea, Hodge! Let's see:

Nicaragua (Cocobolo)
China via Virginia (Ohana from Mim)
China via Hawaii (KPK when Jason was still doing)
California (Iriguchi)
Michigan (Blue Star Konablaster)
Oregon(Ono and ?)
Hawaii ?(Imua)

robinboyd
02-11-2017, 04:14 PM
Phillipines/Hawaii (Mele)
China (KPK)
Probably China (Luna)

plastuku
02-11-2017, 04:24 PM
In order of acquisition:

China (Caramel)
USA (Outdoor Ukulele)
USA (Fluke)

PereBourik
02-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Colorado
Nazareth
Hawaii
California
Mexico
Massachusetts
Thailand
Indonesia
Nicaragua

Ziret
02-11-2017, 05:46 PM
My favorites are Axis Powers ukuleles.
Germany
Japan

But I have China, too.

BearMakingNoises
02-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Kamaka (Hawaii, USA)

Gary52
02-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Oregon (Covered Bridge)
Hawaii (KoAloha)
Indonesia (Pono)
Massachusetts (Flea)

wayfarer75
02-11-2017, 05:53 PM
China (Kala), China/Hawaii (Kelii), Hawaii (Kamaka), Australia (Barron River).

lfoo6952
02-11-2017, 06:13 PM
3 out of 4 ukuleles that I own are made local to where I live in San Jose, CA. The reason is if anything goes wrong with them, I am within driving distance to where they were built.

Graziano - built in Santa Cruz
DaSilva - built in Berekely
Farallon - built in San Francisco

I have had to bring the Graziano back twice and the Farallon once for adjustments. I am lucky to have such talented builders near me.

buganeal
02-11-2017, 07:23 PM
Great thread! In alphabetical order,

1) China ( Kala, Lanikai )
2) Hawaii ( Kamaka, Ko'olau, KoAloha, Imua )
3) Indonesia ( Pono )
4) Thailand ( Rebel )
5) Vietnam ( Bruce Wei, Tonyart, Alulu )

kohanmike
02-11-2017, 09:37 PM
Ukes, bass ukes and mini bass guitars as per my signature:

TENOR UKES Cutaway:
Uku Hanknn V760DC - China
Kala KAATP-CTG-CE - China
BWA Custom Gypsy Jazz - Vietnam
BWA Custom Mandolele - Vietnam
BWA UI17-2167 Brown Burst - Vietnam
Godin Multiuke Sunburst - Canada
BWA Custom Flat Top Spalted - Vietnam
BASS UKES Acoustic:
Gold Tone GT MicroBass 23" - China
BWA Custom Fretless 21" - Vietnam
Yamaha ATPX2 Jr. Conversion 23" - China
BASS UKES Solid Body:
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33B Mod tri-pup 23" - China
Rondo Hadean UKBE-20SB Mod Hofner 21" - China/Michigan
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33B Mod AudioVox 23" - China
Musoo Guitar MG-4M Mod Rickenbacker 21" - China
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33N Mod Jaguar 23" - China
BASS GUITARS Mini Electric:
Les Paul Express Conversion 22.5" - China
Blue Star Guitar GBH Custom Tele 22.5" - Michigan/China
SmallGuitars MB1 Mod Mini P-bass 24.5" - China
ESP LTD F Junior Conversion 21" - China
Dream Guitar Custom SG EB-0 22" - China
Dream Guitar Custom R325 Ric 23" - China

janeray1940
02-11-2017, 11:34 PM
Hawaii, Hawaii, and Hawaii :)

willisoften
02-11-2017, 11:39 PM
Japan - Kiwaya & 1970s Aria
Hawaii - Kanilea Kamaka, Imua
Germany - Bruko
USA - Martin (My maternal grandfathers, no longer mine really as they are going to my sisters who have children).


I've had Chinese - Kala, Ohana and Hamano ukes as well but never kept any.

Rakelele
02-11-2017, 11:44 PM
China (Kala)
Indonesia (Pono)
Thailand (KoAloha Opio)
Vietnam (Romero Creations)
Hawaii (Kamaka, Kanilea, KoAloha, Ko'olau, Moore Bettah)
US Mainland (John Kinnard, Beau Hannam, Jerry Hoffmann)
Canada (LFdM)
UK (Toby Chennell Jazz Box Uke)

Croaky Keith
02-11-2017, 11:50 PM
Kala & Ohana (the majority of my ukes) made in China.

Baton Rouge? (Germany?)

Lani ? (England?)

RISA ? (Hungary/Romania?)

cml
02-12-2017, 12:07 AM
USA, Hawaii (KoAloha)
UK (Timms)
China (Korala)
Sweden (My own ukes)

dhbailey
02-12-2017, 12:09 AM
China (Kala Bocote Tenor)

we tigers
02-12-2017, 01:02 AM
US - Kanilea concert
US - Covered Bridge pineapple concert
UK - Rob Collins tenor
Germany - Brüko soprano
Germany - Brüko baritone
Indonesia - Pono Nui big baritone
Japan - Kiwaya soprano

bazmaz
02-12-2017, 01:33 AM
I have all sorts (too many to list) - but countries covered include:

USA (both mainland and Hawaii)
China
Indonesia
Vietnam
Germany
UK

dkcrown
02-12-2017, 01:42 AM
What a fun thread Hodge!

Kala,......China
Flea and Fluke,....Massachusetts
Polk-A-Lay-Lee,.....Ohio
Singing Treholipee,......California
Moodyville,.....Vancouver, BC
Moore Bettah, Kamaka,.......Hawaii
Hive (soon to be),.......West Virginia

bonesoup
02-12-2017, 02:14 AM
Hodge, I never thought about this before. Very interesting. Made me realize I'm American and have no American ukes!

Bristol, UK - Wunderkammer
Navajoa, Mexico - Martin
Java, Indonesia - Pono
Brasil - Rozini cavaquinho

connor013
02-12-2017, 02:26 AM
Cool thread.

US: Favilla
Germany: Bruko

Ukulele Eddie
02-12-2017, 03:10 AM
Canada (think the Japanese luthier who makes Takumi now lives in Canada)
Japan (Kiwaya, Joji Yoshida)

Pennsylvania (Martin)
West Virginia (Hive)
California (Pepe Romero Custom, Kinnard, National Resophonic)
Colorado (Beau Hannam)
South Dakota (J. Rieck)
Texas (Collings)
Oregon (Ono, Covered Bridge)

Rllink
02-12-2017, 03:24 AM
My Makala Was made in China. My Mainland says "Final assembly in USA". So I don't know where it was actually built and what constitutes final assembly. Maybe Mike will fill us in. My Waterman was manufactured in China. My Padilla was made in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

kkimura
02-12-2017, 04:00 AM
In signature order:

Mexico
US
China
Mexico

If I added a Canadian ukulele, I'd have North America covered.

M3Ukulele
02-12-2017, 04:21 AM
In order of acquisition.......
Indonesia (Pono tenor)
Canada (Moodyville Gypsy tenor)
USA (Fluke tenor)
Indonesia (Pono tenor)

janthony1
02-12-2017, 04:36 AM
Japan (Joji Yoshida)
USA (Collings)
China (Kala)
Vietnam (Moku)

WCBarnes
02-12-2017, 05:11 AM
Great thread Hodge!

USA:
Pennsylvania -- Martin
Illinois -- Lyon & Healy
Oregon -- Ono & Outdoor Ukulele
California -- Laughlin
North Carolina -- Knorr cigar box
Michigan -- Talsma
Hawaii -- KoAloha
Massachusetts -- Flea
Minnesota -- Bonanza

International (to me in the US :) )
UK -- Timms & Howlett
China -- Ohana & Kala

Rob Uker
02-12-2017, 05:51 AM
My fluke and flea are made in Connecticut USA
Lanikai and Bushman are Chinese
The rest were built in my backyard.

Booli
02-12-2017, 06:08 AM
USA:
Massachusetts & Connecticut (3x Flukes & 3x Fleas from The Magic Fluke Company)
Indiana via China (2x Mainland)
Mexico (1x Martin 0XK)
Hawaii (2x Lanikai)
New Hampshire (2x Zither-Heaven - gone out of business summer 2016)
Chicago (1x Harmony)

Asia (China?):
Kala, Makala, Aileen, Mahalo (and several other similar and lesser-known brand names, too many to list)
Epiphone (LP)

hollisdwyer
02-12-2017, 06:10 AM
All USA except for the Barron River which was made in Queensland Australia.

boogie10
02-12-2017, 06:16 AM
Hawaii/Philippines- Mele
Hawaii - Koaloha
Philippines - Susing/Huni

rpfrogner
02-12-2017, 06:38 AM
PA and CA for the USA
Mexico and China

Griffis
02-12-2017, 08:35 AM
Mexico (1x Martin 0XK)

Cool! Did you just score that or have you had it awhile?

Nickie
02-12-2017, 08:48 AM
Nicaragua.

ksiegel
02-12-2017, 09:31 AM
Hmmm....

Epiphone (Thailand), Fluke & Firefly Sheffeild, MA, USA, Donaldson Cannon Beach, OR, USA, KoAloha Hawaii, USA, National San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, Waverly St Columbus, OH USA, Outdoor Uke, Colorado(?) USA, 2 Ohana, China, Stella Somewhere in the USA, Waterman & Kala, China, Bugsgear plastic Ukes China, Timms Wales, UK...

What have I missed?

Harmony USA, Moku Vietnam...

I'm sure I'm missing something...

actadh
02-12-2017, 10:38 AM
Thailand
Mexico
Germany
Indonesia
USA

PTOEguy
02-12-2017, 11:17 AM
California - Deering and Blackbird
Massachussetts - Magic Fluke
Indonesia - Pono
China - Hadean

Jim Hanks
02-12-2017, 03:22 PM
Factoid: Unless I missed something there have been zero entries from South America or Africa so far.

kkimura
02-12-2017, 04:27 PM
Factoid: Unless I missed something there have been zero entries from South America or Africa so far.

None from Antarctica either. (and so goes my hope of getting a uke from every continent.)

Booli
02-12-2017, 06:20 PM
Factoid: Unless I missed something there have been zero entries from South America or Africa so far.
ATTENTION NICKIE - LOL

Ain't Cocobolo ukes made in Nicaragua, i.e. South America?

There's gotta be like a dozen UU folks that own these.

Maybe they don't notice this thread yet, or are all gathered together in some secret cave and plotting to take over the world with their ukulele music....MUUUUUUAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAA

Jim Hanks
02-12-2017, 06:49 PM
Well, I listed Nicaragua too, which I was considering more Central America like Mexico.

I had a uke from Antarctica but it was made of ice and darn hard to play. :rolleyes:

TheCraftedCow
02-12-2017, 07:57 PM
AUSTRALIA DonMo Galvo
OREGON- Les Stansell, PistolRiver - Perry & Terry Bullinger- Covered Bridge- Kerry Char, Portland- Michael Edge, Eugene- Darryl Hansen-Salem- Brad Donaldson -who was Cannon Beach
HAWAII - Leolani; import and built on site.
CALIFORNIA Lehua designed by Bob Gleason built in PORTUGAL

bonesoup
02-13-2017, 12:20 AM
Factoid: Unless I missed something there have been zero entries from South America or Africa so far.

If cavaquinhos count, you missed mine :)

JesterBlod
02-13-2017, 12:29 AM
Wales (UK) x 3
China x 1
Vietnam x 1
Germany x 1

Griffis
02-13-2017, 12:58 AM
Well, I listed Nicaragua too, which I was considering more Central America like Mexico.

Mexico is North America. Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala are Central America.

Past Panama, that's S. America.

Hammond
02-13-2017, 04:51 AM
My main uke - Covered Bridge from US Oregon

narp
02-13-2017, 05:46 AM
Timms - England, four hours drive away - but I bought it from a UU'er in Germany.

Howlett - Wales, less than an hour away - but Pete handed it to me himself in my local pub.

mikebell48
02-13-2017, 07:14 AM
Bulgaria (Kremona tenor)
Germany (Brüko concert)
Netherlands (Van der Leden banjo uke)

RichM
02-13-2017, 07:24 AM
Factoid: Unless I missed something there have been zero entries from South America or Africa so far.

I used to have a Todaro ukulele, which was made in Bolivia. But I don't have it anymore, so I guess it doesn't count!

Rob Uker
02-13-2017, 09:14 AM
I've always wanted a Quarto from South America.
Are the nylon or steal string?

rappsy
02-13-2017, 10:34 AM
Another insightful thread Hodge.

Kamaka Ohta-San from Hawaii
Mason from Illinois
Black Bear from Washington
Flea from Massachusetts
Tiny Tenor from Vietnam then California

jfalconc
02-13-2017, 11:00 AM
The Diversity among my Ukuleles...how I can accept my ukuleles from all parts of the world and not accept the people who created them?...this is one important lesson learned from my Ukuleles!!!

Hawaii - Kamaka, Imua
Mexico - Martin C1K, S1
China - Ohana, Kala
Vietnam - Bruce Wei
Nicaragua - Cocobolo
Indonesia - Oscar Schmidt
USA - Outdoor Ukulele

Jim Hanks
02-13-2017, 03:39 PM
I've always wanted a Quarto from South America.
Are the nylon or steal string?
Do you mean a cuatro? Generally, nylon: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_(Venezuela)

tenor madness
02-14-2017, 04:06 PM
Indonesia Pono, China Lanakai, U.K. (Wales) John Daniel, Germany Risa, Canada Godin, Australia Scott Wise
USA: California Compass Rose & MP, Oregon Covered Bridge & Ono, Hawaii Kamaka, Florida LoPrinzi, New York Favilla, Illinois Harmony, Texas Collings

Landshark
02-15-2017, 05:18 AM
USA: Hawaii;
Moore Beetah Tenor, KoAlohaPineapple Sunday , Ko'olau CE-2 Tenor, Kanile'a Premium Curl Koa Tenor, Kamaka Soprano Deluxe

PeteyHoudini
02-15-2017, 12:29 PM
I used to have a lot more ukes but here are the origins of the ones I still have.

USA (Martin)
USA Hawaii (Kamaka)
Mexico (Martin)
Germany (Brüko, Risa)
China (Triumph)
India (Sitarkulele)

Petey

etudes
02-15-2017, 06:11 PM
In order of acquisition including the last on the list which hasn't arrived yet!

Island of Java - Indonesia (Pono Tenor)
Honolulu Hawaii (Koaloha Soprano)
Wahiawa Hawaii (Ko'alau Concert)
San Francisco CA (Blackbird Farallon)

Tim

stevepetergal
02-16-2017, 02:16 AM
I currently have:
2 from Hawaii
2 from Indonesia
1 from Swartz Creek Michigan, USA (plus one on order from there)

pulelehua
02-16-2017, 03:24 AM
A Mya-Moe, made on the Washington/Oregon border. Wood from Oregon and... wherever the maple came from.
A Mike Pereira custom, made in California. Wood from Africa.

Landshark
02-16-2017, 06:09 AM
I've always wanted a Quarto from South America.
Are the nylon or steal string?

Nylon and they are from Venezuela, I bought my wife one

jfalconc
02-16-2017, 03:33 PM
Nylon and they are from Venezuela, I bought my wife one

We have a Puertorrican Cuatro...it is our National Instrument

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