Building custom ukuleles by hand in Carmichael, California, since 2009.
Iriguchi Ukuleles is Diana and me. We are a husband/wife team. I am the luthier and web guy and Diana is my inspiration, muse & accountant. Oh, and Wiley is our shop dog. Wiley is a Belgian Shepherd (we think anyway, he’s a rescue). He keeps the riff-raff out of the shop so I can work. I build our ukuleles in a little workshop here in Carmichael, California, which is just outside Sacramento.
Our goal is to make special ukuleles. We hope that by doing that, it will make people happy and make them smile more than they do already. We’d love to hear your ideas about what makes a great ukulele. It’s a journey and we invite you to come along. Our designs are rooted in tradition but not constrained by it. We strive to build instruments in an environmentally responsible way by reducing our use of exotic woods wherever possible and by exploring “greener” finishes.
Our ferocious shop dog. AKA “Little Bit,” or “Trouble.”
Diana is the inspiration behind the whole endeavor. She inspires us, motivates us and she keeps the books too.
Where Diana is the inspiration, Dave is the perspiration. I build the ukes and manage the websites.
Dr. James “Jim” Iriguchi
My Dad got us started on this wonderful odyssey and continues to help us with research and development.