View Full Version : Looking for a luthier who builds tenor guitars

06-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Hi all,

After playing baritone ukulele for a while, I bought a steel string tenor guitar (a Blueridge BR-40T) that I asked to be tuned DGBE, like a baritone ukulele. I'm really enjoying it as a supplement to playing the ukulele, and I'm now interested in buying a handbuilt tenor guitar. I'm hoping that some of UU's luthiers either know of people who build tenor guitars or build them themselves. If you're someone who builds steel string tenor guitars or you know someone who does, please let me know. Thanks in advance!

(Although I imagine that some people may think this thread should be in the Guitars forum, this thread is, to me, more about communicating with UU luthiers than it as about discussing tenor guitars, so I hope the mods don't move it. :) )

06-12-2013, 09:14 AM
About Us - Jamie Dougan - Jody Platt - Fletcher Tenor Guitars
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Fresh Sheet Custom Tenor Guitar - Shelley D. Park Guitars
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who builds them? - tenorguitar.com
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Urlacher Guitars | East Indian Rosewood Tenor Guitar
The top of this tenor guitar is another stunning example of Bearclaw Sitka spruce, which is accompanied by an attractive accent of curly eucalyptus binding.

Pete Howlett
06-12-2013, 09:15 AM
Joel Eckhaus - Earnest Instruments. Lots of cool tenor guitars.

06-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Have you tried contacting Joel Eckhaus, Mark? Here's a link to his site http://www.earnestinstruments.com/

*ah, Pete beat me to it.

If you do contact Joel, please let me know what you decide on. I'm curious about those options, as well.

David Newton
06-12-2013, 01:01 PM
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David Newton Guitars builds Tenors.

06-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Joel Eckhaus - Earnest Instruments. Lots of cool tenor guitars.

++1 . . . . . . . .

06-12-2013, 02:42 PM
The link for builders at Tenorguitar.com has too many spaces and doesn't work, but just use the "Builders" link from the home page:


Mark Roberts Ukuleles
06-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Check out Kerry Char at Char Lutheries. We were just at the 4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering in Astoria, and Kerry was showing a beauty.

06-12-2013, 03:29 PM
If you want something really different and stunningly beautiful try this guy. //http://www.brguitars.com/
Allen made a bass uke for my wife and it's a work of art (as well as sounding brilliant). He's also great from a customer service viewpoint
Check out his tiger myrtle creations. Stunning.
Disclosure: I'm likely to receive free beer and pizza next time I visit Cairns.

06-12-2013, 03:31 PM
Try this link

06-12-2013, 05:38 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions!