UPCOMING EVENTS

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival
September 30, 2017
Torrance Cultural Arts Center

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Palm Strings Ukulele Festival
February 22-24, 2018
Hilton Palm Springs

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Reno Ukulele Festival
May 2-5, 2018
Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV

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Palm Strings Ukulele Festival III

Palm Strings Ukulele Festival III

Festival season is about to begin and we are heading to Palm Springs to open our year. 2016 was a challenging year with Diana having back surgery in May and me having shoulder surgery in August, but all things considered, we're both doing pretty darn well. Diana's...

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What’s with the bridge?

What’s with the bridge?

The New Drilled-Through Bridge In our most recent ukulele builds we've changed over to a drilled-through bridge. There are a number of reasons for this and we'll go over them here. Besides looking very clean and simple, the drilled-through bridge offers several...

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Cutting soundboards and backboards

Cutting soundboards and backboards

As I rehabilitate my shoulder, I'm doing what I can in the shop, making the various bits and pieces I need for building our ukuleles. I've got some beautiful Poplar and a nice piece of Mango that we've been cutting up. Poplar is so varied. It's amazing how different...

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Headless or not? That is the question.

Headless or not? That is the question.

Headless or not? As we've been playing our first solid body electric basses, we've definitely noticed the weight, particularly after playing ukuleles. Our v1.x basses, while lighter than most full-size basses, still are quite hefty. So the notion of going headless, as...

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Finished up the bass body

Finished up the bass body

Base Layer The finish started out with a layer of deep red. This is Milk Paint and it has a very, very flat finish. This is the base layer.   Top Layer The next layer is Oyster White This will be the final surface. Milk paint starts out very flat but with a...

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the iPbass pickups just arrived

the iPbass pickups just arrived

More progress on the iPbass. We just got in our Geezer Butler signature pickups from EMG so we'll be routing the body to get it ready for the electronics. We're progressing on the neck and the truss rod gets installed next. Good fun.

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design philosophy

Our design philosophy can probably be best described as “dynamic.”

styles & sizes

From sub-soprano to bari-tenor…and many in between! Semi-hollows, Manzer wedges, asymmetric necks, even the occasional archtop. Jet-intake soundholes, 5-strings, ‘chopstick’ bracing with hidden bits of carbon fibre here and there. Always down with style of course!

wabi sabi finishing

A Japanese aesthetic…simplicity, natural beauty & subtle bling.

soundbites

Some sound samples of our ukuleles. More are in the works.

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Visit our sister site The Happy Ukulele and learn the ‘way of the ukulele’!

“Iriguchi” translates from Japanese as ‘entrance’. You’ll see our name on doors and entries in Japan and Japan-towns around the world.