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Acousticmelo Picolo Cavaquinho Sopranino at Ukulele Corner
My Acousticmelo Piccolo Cavaquinho
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.

Andreas Köpke - Pendennis

From Schönkirchen, Germany, he really does make all sorts of folk instruments not just the usual suspects (though he makes them too), and this does include Ukuleles and Banjoleles. He has been making instruments since the early 1990's and apparently learned woodcraft by boat building. He makes all sizes of Ukulele and Banjolele and includes Resonator Instruments and Archtops in his catalogue

H Azurro - Acousticmelo

From Braga, Portugal this is a luthier I would really like to know more about. He started selling on eBay in 2012 and has quite a selection of instruments for sale there. He specialises in Cavaquinhos and other Portuguese folk instrument like Fado Guitars but he also does the overseas versions too, so Cape Verde Cavaquinhos, Brazilian Cavacos, plus Soprano, Concert and Tenor Ukuleles. He only has those sizes in his catalogue at the moment but I know he could easily make a Baritone as some of the folk instruments he does make are Baritone scale and I know he could make Sopranino Scale Ukuleles to as he makes Cavaquinhos in the scale, (He calls them Piccolo). He has told other customers his name in Jorge Melo but that's not what he told me?

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