21st c. Luthiers from Europe click for more

Lukas Brunner guitars detachable neck jumbo tenor ukulele option
Lukas Brunner (Guitars)
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.

Colin Keefe

Based in Long Eaton, England he studied musical instrument making for 4 years at the London School of Furniture and having completed the courses went to work for Eggle Guitars. In 1992 he left there and some time after that started up his own workshop making all types of fretted chordophone including Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos and Soprano, Concert and Tenor Ukuleles. when he left Eggle he also studied to be an adult education teacher so now in addition to being a full time luthier he teaches it in evening classes

Julien Régnier

Based in Nérac, France, he is a professional musician who makes instruments when between concerts. He is largely self taught and part of the reason for his interest in making instruments in being left handed he has had trouble finding good instruments unless he modified them. This leads into his instrument making where he makes as many left handed one as right. His standard catalogue is mainly Guitars but it does include Mandolins and a Tenor scale Superconcert with a double cutaway based on the SG that he calls the "Sugulélé"

Lukas Brunner (Guitars)

Based in Lavin, Switzerland, and founded in 1995, he apprenticed as a cabinetmaker but moved into luthiery as soon as he finished his training. He makes mainly Guitars but in 1997 he came up with a clever way of producing Guitars with a removable neck and these travel guitars have become a major part of the output. He has expanded his idea to include pretty much every type of guitar you can think of acoustic, electric, even harp! He then took the idea a stage further and started producing multi neck versions so you get a body and a number of necks for different purposes like a folk neck, a classical neck a lap steel neck and a 12 string neck. The next step after this was necks for other instruments, the Mandola was an obvious choice but he also does other instruments including a Tenor Ukulele neck

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