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    This post is dead, new post and link;

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...-Builders-List
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    I know you're going to be asked to define "affordable", so I might as well ask now. Under $1000?

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    Pohaku Ukuleles by Peter Hurney
    Super Tenor
    Kinnard Kimo Hussey Torrified Spruce/Master Grade Koa

    Tenor
    Mya-Moe #1976 Master Grade Koa Classic

    Concert
    Kamaka Tiki Gold Label || Pohaku Koa/Maple Concert 10

    Long Neck Soprano
    Asturias Spruce/Rosewood || Gerard Guasch #14 Mahogany Pineapple

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    Romero Creations XS Soprano Spruce/Koa

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    "Custom" might also be open to interpretation but some other suggestions might include Spruce House, Hinkle Ukulele, Blue Star Guitar, and Cocobolo Ukuleles

    ETA - also Southern Cross Ukuleles
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    Current Stable:
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    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET-Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    -Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
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    One to consider would be Joel Eckhaus of Earnest Instruments, who is a one-man shop, and also was a student of Roy Smeck. His most popular uke seems to be the 'Strad uke' and was also famously played often on stage by the late, great John King.

    see: http://www.earnestinstruments.com/
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    Original post has been changed to include any and all good builders...

    Thanks Booli
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    I had a reasonably priced ($700) custom mini bass made by Blue Star Guitar in Michigan. I've also used Ballona Creek Lutherie in Culver City, California for repair work and I've seen a couple of his ukes that are not more than $1000 that were beauties, he prides himself on doing clean work, but I ran into him the other day and he said he's been focussing more on carpentry and furniture work lately.

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