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SUS Concert Ukulele
SUS Concert
There a few small firms that still manufacture some very nice Ukuleles and other instrument in Europe. Then 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. These are usually better than the budget end, (though may include a budget end model) and some can be quite good quality

Maddog Guitars

Founded in 2013 this is a Lancs, UK based importer and Internet reseller of Guitars and Ukulele, (they do some Distribution and have a physical Music Shop in Ramsbottom too). I have seen solid spruce top Concerts and Tenor Ukuleles branded by them, (from the look of it that is having the little cartoon dog painted in tippex on the headstock though I may be being unfair here?)

SUS (Southern Ukulele Stores)

Southern Ukulele Stores is a major UK specialist Ukulele retailer based in Bournemouth. As well as being a distributor for selling a number of international brands plus being an outlet for some British luthiers they also sell some equipment under their own brand name SUS. In 2013 this extended to some Aria made Concerts and I'm not sure if this was a one off purchase or if they plan to keep them in production?

VaughanS

A UK Ebay shop brand, (I believe from the photos they have an actual shop in East Anglia too), that started in 2014. I have seen Sopranino, Soprano and Concert Ukulele from them so far that look like they come from the same factory as Tom brand Ukuleles. They have taken to naming the models after Hawaiian Islands and say there will be a website soon? the current link is to the eBay shop

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