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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

This story is part of our ongoing series about what makes our luthier Dave, tick. I used to ride motorcycles in my youth. It would have been back in the early to mid-70s. I really enjoyed it. It seems like a weird thing to be getting back into, especially...

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I didn’t think “someday” would come so soon

I didn’t think “someday” would come so soon

This story is part of our ongoing series about what makes our luthier Dave, tick. I've always known in the back of my mind that someday I would stop racing bicycles. It wasn't an actual day, it was just a pragmatic notion that the day would eventually come. I'm...

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We’re working to re-open our t-shirt shop

We’re working to re-open our t-shirt shop

Our print-on-demand shirt shop closed up a while back and we've finally decided on a new vendor. We're going with Zazzle now and we're working on developing a new set of t-shirts. We'll revive some of our old designs and also develop some new designs as well.

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About

The Happy Ukulele

The Happy Ukulele is an idea or perhaps a point of view. It’s a way of looking at the world from a positive perspective and trying to move in that direction.

With that in mind, we’ll be showcasing our handbuilt, custom ukuleles. We’ll link to videos of musicians we dig and post other other elements that align with our perspective on our blog.

Festival Schedule

This is where we’ll post all of our upcoming festival appearances.

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The Happy Ukulele…yep, that’s us. It’s our custom shop.

Cutting edge ukuleles designed and built in Carmichael, California. Each one is unique and we try to build as green as we can.
Click on the ukulele below to go to our website at http://www.iriguchiukuleles.com.

Go to Iriguchi Ukuleles!

Established in 2009

We built our first ukulele in June 2009. It’s been an intriguing journey ever since.

Building Green

We don’t use many exotic woods, both for cost and environmental reasons. We figure if we can get good tone from simple woods and leave the exotic trees growing, so much the better.

Fearless Design

Our designs are limited only by our imagination. As long as we get good sound we’ll try anything!