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johntz
12-29-2010, 12:39 PM
I was on the big island last month and was at the Holualoa Ukelele gallery and came home with a Mark Evans Uke. I didn't know anything about the maker, but the Uke simply spoke to me. I had to buy it. :)

I was in an email exchange with Chuck Moore and found out that Mark is his next door neighbor and they are good friends. Mark lives off the grid with no phone or internet connection. He hand crafts each Uke custom and his work is fantastic. I got a kamani Tenor setup with Low G and am in love with it. Seems all who see it think its great. I am a beginner so for me it is nice to know I am learning on a quality instrument and all the mistakes are mine not the equipment.

Anyway just wanted to share Mark's name and see if anyone else out there has one of his Ukes. The only thing I can find on the web for him is a couple Youtube clips showing his shop and his home. Check em out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi4szQoeI_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jwzfhiUpcU&feature=related

Happy New Year everyone!

best,
John

mm stan
12-29-2010, 02:54 PM
Aloha Bruddah John,
Mahalo for sharing da info.....really cool to know.....I keep him on mind...Happy Strummings and Have a Happy New Year to you too!! MM Stan....

johndwapa
03-18-2011, 01:58 AM
Maybe you can post a sound file of the uke you brought home. I also am in the process of garnering one of his ukes. Thanks for the heads-up on this builder.

kevin sulgit
01-30-2012, 07:44 AM
This guy makes the best ukes for sound and playability.I have a baritone ,a tenor 6string and a 10 string tiple.All made by Mark.Almost as fun,to here other people play them as it is to play them myself!!!

johntz
01-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Good to see more of you guys buying Mark's Ukes. He does make a great instrument.