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Yazoo Resonator Concert dobro Ukulele
Yazoo Resonator
There are a number of European 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

Mahimahi

They claim Mahimahi, (I'm not sure if this is one word or two?) means Dolphin in Hawaiian and so use a Dolphin logo a lot. They also put what looks like "77" on as a headstock logo too. I have seen quite a large range on sale in Italy and I have seen it suggested that these are the real retailers for the Short Bass One, (but I would like to see some corroborating evidence before I say this as fact). There use to be a website but the domain name has now lapsed(?) however in 2014 they introduced a range of plain and decorated budget Sopranos with plastic bowl backs they brand as Mahilele

Noah

This is the brand name for Ukuleles distributed by Saigon Guitars based in Brighton, England. The instruments themselves are made in Vietnam as you might expect from the name and they have Soprano, Concert and Tenor Ukuleles in mahogany and monkey pod

Yazoo Guitars

An importer of Resonator Instruments based in Leeds, UK. The include the AXL Concert Resonator in their catalogue with Yazoo engraved on the headstock. The website is suspended, they may be out of business?

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