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David Sanchez Bass Ukulele back
David Sanchez Bass Uke
Back because I don't have a pic of the front
In being on the look out for nice Ukuleles I see the work of a number of full and part time luthiers. The instruments they make look very nice and worthy of note.

David Sanchez

Based in Tenerife in the Canary Islands he has been making chordophones since 2007 and has won a number of awards for his craftsmanship. He is mainly known for making Timples, (a 5 string chordophone similar in size to the Ukulele and native to the Canary Islands), but he has also made some Guitars and Basses as well. To my knowledge he hasn't made Ukuleles specifically (though the Timples are so close it wouldn't be much of a stretch for him) but his Bass models are all what he describes as "Piccolo" scale and under 70cm (26in) so would count as long scale Bass Ukes and some are under 55cm (22 in) so are proper Bass Ukes

François Veissier

Based in Chelles, France he is a cabinet maker by trade and does this as a full time job but he has been making Ukuleles as a hobby too since 2015

Liam Kirby - Wunderkammer

Based in Bristol, UK he started out working as an instrument repairer in a music shop but in 2012 he did a course on Guitar making with Blair Russell to hone his skills and then went on to set up his own workshop full time, (plus some work as a cinema projectionist). He makes acoustic Guitars and Soprano and Tenor scale Ukuleles. There is also a Tenor Guitar in his catalogue that can be tuned and played as a Baritone

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