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Tom Crump Tenor Ukulele
Tom Crump Tenor
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.

Andrew Jerman

From Columbus, Indiana, and is full time carpenter and a part time luthier who focuses on building fretted, short scale instruments. He started building Mandolins in 2003 and in 2006 was very nearly a full time luthier however in 2008 he decided it was definitely a part time thing and cut back on production. He only builds Ukuleles on spec in batches of 5 or 6 occasionally, but has built some solid electric Ukuleles and also does custom work with his electric Mandolins

Edward V Dick - EVD Instruments / Victor Guitars

From Denver, Colorado he has been working as a luthier since 1975. He is largely self taught and originally from Canada, moving to Denver in 1995. He specialises in Guitars under the branding Victor (his middle name) and Banjolas plus other chordophones, including a few Ukuleles, under the branding EVD Instruments - He may have used different brand names when he was based in Canada? As well as his shop work he also teaches at the Colorado School of Luthiery
Tom Crump
Originally a furniture maker, he was taught to make chordophones by Edward Dick in 2006 at the Colorado School of Luthiery, and in 2010 started working for Dick at EVD Instruments He still works there, and sells the chordophones he makes through the shop but his instruments go under his own name. His main instrument is the Tenor Guitar but he makes Ukuleles too.

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