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    Question Anyone know of any reputable custom shops in Asia?

    I'd love to get something simple made like a '20s "Style 0" soprano.

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    Great people. Asada is solely responsible to the spread of ukuleles in Thailand. http://www.ribbee.com/th/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoosierhiver

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    Ukes questions should be emailed to mike@mainlandukes.com

    I know Gary Yoshida.

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    I've had a few ukes custom made by Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam. I think they came out very well, even though one took a couple of years to open up. I recommend his work, but there have been some negative reviews in the past because he used to sell items by other lesser builders on his eBay site that tarnished his reputation, since he stopped that, his work shines.


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    Ukulele Movement in Singapore has been there awhile.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoosierhiver

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    I was going to pass on Vietnam only because it's a very humid country, and I didn't want to take a rick on woodwork from there.

    Does Asada do custom makes?

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    Romero Creations makes a full line of ukes in Vietnam.
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    Joji Yoshida Guitars/Ukulele in Okinawa one of the best builders in Japan....I know him and see him once a year but I can not find his website....he is on Facebook..tell him Len sent you..

    I found his website
    http://www.jojiyoshidaguitars.com/

    here are some pictures of Joji's work
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaii 50 View Post
    Joji Yoshida Guitars/Ukulele in Okinawa one of the best builders in Japan....I know him and see him once a year but I can not find his website....he is on Facebook..tell him Len sent you..

    I found his website
    http://www.jojiyoshidaguitars.com/

    here are some pictures of Joji's work
    https://www.google.com/search?q=joji...w=1366&bih=619
    Agree, Joji's guitars and ukes are one of the best, he's super nice. I have two of his ukes and one guitar coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    I'd love to get something simple made like a '20s "Style 0" soprano.
    A 20's style 0 soprano isn't necessarily "simple".

    Lots of people could make you a ukulele that LOOKS like a 20's style 0 yet if your fussy you will need to talk to someone with some expertise on the matter.
    There are some very fine instruments coming out of Asia yet the question is, what are you really trying to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    I was going to pass on Vietnam only because it's a very humid country, and I didn't want to take a rick on woodwork from there.

    Does Asada do custom makes?
    There are a couple of great custom makers in Thailand and Asada supports them and carries their ukes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoosierhiver

    UWC: no shirt, no shoes, no problem..

    Ukes questions should be emailed to mike@mainlandukes.com

    I know Gary Yoshida.

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