I HAVE DECIDED TO NO LONGER MAKE CUSTOM UKES. I became fascinated with making ukuleles about five years ago. A couple of years ago I discovered Weebly, the website producer and put together this website. Suddenly I was getting custom orders from around the world. It was pretty exciting, and I got a little carried away. I raised my prices and enjoyed a brief period of heady excitement about being a luthier. I soon learned that such success had its price. Time expectations, perfection expectations, pressure to perform that I have decided I do not need. I love to build ukes. I have decided that I will simply make instruments that appeal to me. When they are done I will post them for sale on the website for folks to buy if they share my tastes. I have also decided to lower my prices to $950 for a tenor, $900 for a concert, $650 for a pinecone concert. I will finish two custom tenors that I have orders for, but from this point forward I will just make ukes that please me. I will be celebrating (if that is the word) my 81st birthday on Nov. 1st. I really don't want nor need the pressure of a lineup of orders demanding my attention. Keep your eyes on the web-site. I will soon post three concerts and two tenors. Once I finish the tenor build I am working on I think I will build some pinecones. I shall keep on building If you want one of my creations give me a call to see what I am building and when it might be ready. I will continue to post photos of what I am building on the blog so you can see what I am up to.