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Traveler Guitars Concert Ukulele
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There are a number of North American importers and retailers who have a range of Ukuleles they import, usually from China, and then brand with their own name. They are usually better than the budget end, (though may include a budget end model) and some can be quite good quality.

Chesbro Music - Teton

Chesbro Music is based in Idaho Falls, and was founded in 1911 as a retailer and distributor of Sheet Music and Musical Instruments. Teton in the brand name given to their house Guitars and in 2013 they added two designs of Solid body Ukulele to the catalogue. these two designs are Concert or Tenor scale and are Korean made. They have also added a range of acoustic Ukulele to their lineup too, that come in a number of laminate and solid wood options and from Soprano to Baritone, (though not all wood options come in all scales).

Republic Guitars

Republic Guitars are a Texas firm owned by American Folklore Inc. who specialise in resonator instruments; and Ukuleles are included in the catalogue. I don't know if any of the Guitars are US made but I'm sure the Ukuleles are Chinese made, originally rebadged AXL models, but later changing supplier to Sinomusic, (I'm happy to change this is someone tells me otherwise).

Traveler Guitars

A firm from Redlands, California, USA who specialise in headless Guitars with slots in the body for the tuners. They were founded in 1992 and now have some distribution around the world. In 2012 they introduced a solid Concert Ukulele to their catalogue they call the ultra light (there is a big "Made in China" mark in the middle of the back in case anyone didn't notice)

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