Hey Dohle, you are correct. Ive searched for quality vintage versions but the few that seem to exist in good shape are very expensive, so I thought a modern copy might be the route to take.Since you specified Ditson and not, e.g., Martin, do you mean you're looking for a modern copy with that body shape that's typical to Ditson ukes, i.e., a wider waste, a bit like a dreadnought shape?
Thanks for sharing. I might have to reach out as his website just says he sells through Elderly.comYou can see a Tim Laughlin Ditson Style 2 copy over at
Flea Market Music market place page offers an on-line auction type listing for buying and selling ukuleles and many other popular types of ukuleles such as, Martin, Ovation and Kamaka.
His copies are very highly regarded. I imagine he could also do a great style 3
Thought as much. The suggestions by some of the others are probably the way to go. I have a hard time thinking about any builder or brand who makes ukes in that dreadnought shape other than Kanile'a which I assume is not what you're looking for. One that does spring to mind, however, is Kevin Mulcock / KM ukuleles. I remember Baz reviewing a dreadnought shaped koa soprano he made and it looked wonderful. No idea if he'll make a style 3 though (and honestly, I don't know if he's building at all currently).Hey Dohle, you are correct. Ive searched for quality vintage versions but the few that seem to exist in good shape are very expensive, so I thought a modern copy might be the route to take.