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Bushman Jenny soprano Ukulele
Jenny Soprano
Bushman woodsman cutaway tenor Ukulele
2013 Woodsman Tenor
The Bushman brand was created in Indiana in 1996 by John Hall. Although Bushman now makes Ukuleles, it started with Harmonicas and currently sells both Instruments.

The Bushman Ukuleles, over the years have had a number of ranges, the Jenny, (made from Brazilian mahogany), and the Cedar Tone, (rosewood and cedar), are the constants in the catalogue and started out, (in 2004), being made in China, and "finished" in the US. The website says that they stopped production in China in 2008, but it doesn't specifically say where it moved too?

Bushman have added a couple of new ranges for 2013, "the Hawaiian" an acacia range, and the Woodsman, a strictly limited (to 96) range of matte finished mahogany Ukuleles. For 2013 they have also jazzed up the binding around the sound hole of the Jenny and reduced the "oranging" of the cedar soundboard of the Cedar Tone. All of these ranges are currently available in Soprano, Concert and Tenor scale, but certainly in the past there have been Baritone Jennys. I've never seen a Lili'u or Taropatch though. As you would expect in 2014 the Woodsman left the catalogue and has been replaced by Big River, A Redwood and Rosewood range. The Redwood in question is the reclaimed logs from river beds and the Ukuleles themselves are being made in batches to order, (well that was the plan but from the lack of website updates on batches it may not have happened this way?)

Bushman did for a while have three other brands, two US produced ranges, the Bluebird, (made of mahogany and I have read that David Gill was one of the people actually making them), and the Homegrown, (mahogany with a spruce top). Then there was the Engelmann, again spruce topped mahogany, but I don't know where these were made? These ranges are no longer feature in the catalogue.

Bushman have a good reputation for build quality and tone but there are some question marks about the after sales service from the company should any warranty work need to be done

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