About Me

de Houtwinkel.  meaning “the woodshop” is as unique of a company as its maker. Being a one-man shop in Logan, Utah allows Daryl to meticulously put his expertise and attention into every piece from design to delivery.

 ethos.  Every single person in this world is different, and that is why each of our instruments are handcrafted specifically to your needs. We source locally harvested woods, and carefully select sustainable timber from around the world to lessen the impact for future generations. Importantly, our products are inclusive to everyone, affordable, and made 100% here in the United States. Supporting this small business not only benefits the community, but allows us to give back to other small businesses that supply our needs. No matter what we will build you the most responsive, innovative, and well engineered instrument that you can purchase.

why buy from us? When you choose a custom-made instrument, you’re not just investing in a product; you’re investing in an experience. Feel the difference as your fingers glide effortlessly across the strings, and frets producing rich and resonant tones that inspire creativity.

Unleash your musical potential with a one-of-a-kind instrument that reflects your personality and passion. Whether you’re a professional musician or an enthusiastic beginner, our handmade instruments will elevate your playing to new heights.

Don’t settle for mass-produced mediocrity. Choose excellence with our custom-made instruments and embark on a musical journey like no other. Elevate your artistry with an instrument that is truly yours.

sustainability history.    Daryl spent the greater part of a decade as a Wildland Firefighter protecting people, assets, and more importantly our forests. Knowing first hand the effects on our warming climate, and the destruction wildfires can cause; provided Daryl a better understanding of our forests. The knowledge gained has been an integral part in this companies philosophy: Building a modern responsive instrument that is sustainable, and will last many generations. All while preserving the history of how they were made. “There is no greater feeling in the world, than to be the absolute last thing between natures fury, and the most important resource we have on this planet.”  D.v.

new.  We are now offering one-on-one instrument building workshops, and woodworking classes. Available for any skill level. Our guitars and ukuelels are meticulously crafted to deliver unparalleled frequency response, allowing you to create beautiful melodies that resonate with every note.

Contact us today to find the best responsive, innovative, and modern instrument on the market.



made in Logan, Utah

Daryl interview

Featured in Ukulele Magazine

Spring 2022 issue 

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The Woodshop / Handcrafted / Sustainable