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    Another European luthier who might fit the bill for a tenor that you are seeking to build:
    https://www.grenosi.com/
    He’s also on FaceBook. Beautiful sounding instruments might fit your jazz style.
    Currently playing: Martin Style 0 (1945), Martin Style 1 Concert (1940s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterRabit View Post
    He's not taking commissions anymore I don't think and is now doing those thin, sort of batch electro type looking ukuleles. He's also very tricky to work with and isn't really open to ideas, questions or suggestions so tread carefully
    I bought two and sold them on almost immediately. I wouldn't ever buy another.
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    If looking for an archtop jazz type uke, there's Toby Chennell of Jazzbox Ukes. I had a baritone and bass made by him. Both wonderful instruments.http://www.jazzboxukes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    If looking for an archtop jazz type uke, there's Toby Chennell of Jazzbox Ukes. I had a baritone and bass made by him. Both wonderful instruments.http://www.jazzboxukes.com
    These are really great prices

    http://www.jazzboxukes.com/pricing_page.htm
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    He starts out with a 3/4" board and hand carves the front and back. He also makes guitars and specializes in standup basses. http://www.chennell.org.uk/

    The f holes make it sound quieter but really gives off a jazz sound. Sounds clean when plugged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogfasser View Post
    Another European luthier who might fit the bill for a tenor that you are seeking to build:
    https://www.grenosi.com/
    He’s also on FaceBook. Beautiful sounding instruments might fit your jazz style.
    Thanks. Grenosi sounds great, but is over my price range.

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    I really do like the looks of these. Haven't heard too much about them. Glad to hear you like yours and they seem to be quality ukes. Anythin I should know about them?

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    Apologies for my earlier post re Pete Howlett.I did not know he was no longer taking commissions; I had one of his tenors a few years back,and just assumed he was still building! But then there is Rob Collins of course, of 'Tinguitar.com' who is still working, and I have a soprano of his that is a truly wonderful little beast!
    Soprano is what does it for me every time!*

    *Other Scale sizes are available and very popular with many players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    You do not have to dissect them all in detail like we see in this thread, just look up the sticky and do some research.
    Unless we want to of course.
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    Thank you Bil, I think most of us know how to use the internet to do all the things you have suggested. I would be a little surprised if someone wanting a custom instrument would just come to this forum and nowhere else

    It is useful however to talk to those with experience in these pages rather than visit a makers facebook page, particularly those which are heavily edited to show positive content only. The same makers also restrict comment on YouTube videos so sometimes a forum like this provides a more balanced and honest view, albeit over many pages of 'wheat and chaff' posts.
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