21st c. Luthiers from Australasia click for more

des desmond Anthony Tenor Ukulele
Des Anthony Tenor
In being on the look out for nice Ukuleles I see the work of a number of full and part time luthiers. The Ukuleles and other instruments they make look very nice and worthy of note.

Christian Druery

From Kerikeri, New Zealand, he is a Cabinet maker by trade who makes a number of things non-music related, but who also makes Guitars and since 2013, Ukuleles. I have seen Concert, Tenors and Baritones of his made, in local New Zealand wood, (there is a nice section on them on his website), as he like the sustainable green approach to his woodworking. He is also fond of epaulette sound holes, patterned sound holes and with his Guitars intricate inlay work around the sound hole and for fret markers, though I've not seen this on Ukuleles

Des Anthony

From Brisbane, Qld, Australia he has been making and repairing chordophones since the late 1970's. He is more known for his Guitars and Mandolins but has made a few Ukuleles and Banjoleles over the years.

Doug Eaton

Based in Maleny, Queensland, Australia, he started making Guitars in 1970 and has gone on to make all kinds of Chordophones plus Bows and Flutes. He is a full time luthier and president of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers. With Ukuleles he makes Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone scales plus a Tenor scale Banjolele using local woods. His instruments use to be branded Stanley River Music though I don't know if he produced Ukuleles under this name.

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