Custom Handcrafted Ukuleles


Looking for the perfect ukulele that stands out from the crowd? Look no further than de houtwinkel ukuleles. Crafted with precision and passion, our ukuleles are in a league of their own.

What sets de houtwinkel ukuleles apart from the rest? It’s our unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Each ukulele is meticulously handcrafted by a skilled artisan using only the finest materials and tools. From the beautifully resonant sound to the smooth playability, every detail is carefully considered to ensure an exceptional playing experience.

Our ukuleles are meticulously crafted to deliver unparalleled frequency response*, allowing you to create beautiful melodies that resonate with every note. Each instrument is scientifically calibrated using our sound enchantment technology from start to finish.

But it doesn’t stop there. Our ukuleles are not just instruments – they’re works of art. The stunning designs and exquisite finishes make them a true joy to behold. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, de houtwinkel ukuleles will inspire you to create beautiful music and express yourself like never before.


Handcrafted features and addons:

  • Sizes available: Tenor, baritone
  • Top: Sinker redwood, various spruce, cedar
  • Back and sides: Most species available 
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany, Spanish cedar, maple, walnut, etc.
  • Heel: Standard, or “Comfort Grip”
  • Fretboard: Rosewood or Ebony – other species available – flat or radiused
  • Bridge: Rosewood or Ebony – other species available
  • Rosette: One of a kind mosaic, solid, segmented or other variations
  • Binding/Purfling: Rosewood, Koa, Curly Maple, Ebony – other species available
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone or buffalo horn
  • Nut Width: Custom
  • Tuners: Rubner, Gotoh or personal preference
  • Strings: Any string set of your choice, or de Houtwinkel fluorocarbon
  • Fret Markers: Wood inlays
  • Frets: Nickel/silver, Evo Gold, and Stainless
  • Headstock: Solid or slotted – Custom
  • Electronics: Additional charge +$50 install
  • Cutaway/Arm bevel/Player Sound hole: +$95 each
  • Case: Hard shell
  • Finish: French polish
  • Warranty: 7 year to original owner
  • Scale Length: 20.125″ Baritone, 17″ Tenor – custom lengths available
  • Additional Details: 15′ arched back. Back-strip and end-graph are custom made. Single strap button at the rear unless otherwise noted.

You can find the latest build pics, and sound samples on my Instagram page here.


Base prices are shown for each model; material(tone wood) will incur an additional charge. $500 deposit required to secure your spot in line, and an additional payment of $500 once the build details are worked out. The final payment is due before delivery.


Flat rate shipping $75 in US. 

International shipping available except restricted items



*Frequency response: Why do we measure the frequency of these instruments? These scientific methods allow us to correctly position the resonant frequencies from which are played on the fretboard of any scale length. It improves intonation, and eliminates wolf notes from the instrument. The value of this data is paramount to better construct instruments over time, and is useful to help visualize the tone needed for any specific player.


Please note, each instrument can take up to 24+ weeks from start to finish.