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Want a Moore Ukulele?

Now may be your last chance...

For lack of a better phrase, I will borrow one..."It's A Pandemic Special"...    Unless some unforeseen miracle happens, I'll be turning in my business license come January 2021. Get any Moore Ukulele listed as currently available for only $575.00, that includes shipping for all orders in the continental US, for orders outside the continental US add $75.00. 

Normally I include a cool carry bag with every uke, but as I only have a few bags left, it's first come first serve on this now. So, Just ignore the Paypal links on my website and contact me directly at mooreukes@yahoo.com and I'll send you a Paypal invoice myself and get it shipped out to you ASAP.

A heart felt 'Thank You Much' to all my customers, friends and family for the support and encouragement you gave through this, I really appreciate it, it was nice to do what I love, making a living with my own hands and I'm sad I don't have what it takes to continue to do it.

Blessings to you all.  

H. Moore III




Moore Ukuleles





    Moore Ukuleles are handcrafted, one at a time, by Howard Moore III. This is not a factory or an assembly line, I don't use CNC machines, each instrument is a unique, one of a kind creation.  

 Generally I don't do custom jobs but, it doesn't hurt to ask, if you have a special request as far as type of wood or size of instrument, contact me and we can discuss possibilities. Prices vary according to type of wood and size of instrument. I use paypal for all my transactions. 

      When you receive your ukulele , if for any reason you decide you don't love it, return in original condition, postmarked within fourteen days of delivery and receive a full refund. 



About Howard Moore III

From my earliest childhood memories, I remember my Dad working with wood. Friends of the family would joke that Dad would have to keep his bird carvings away from the cats because they would try to eat them. Dad instilled in me his passion for creating and wood carving. Before I was ten years old I was carving animals out of wood.

             In the 1970's, while I was attending Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida, my Dad, Howard Moore Jr., along with his friend Dick Porter started making Appalachian lap dulcimers. They would teach classes on making and playing the dulcimers every year in Montreat North Carolina, a yearly tradition that went on for over forty years, to this day they have made around 600 dulcimers.

            In 2012 I asked Dad to help me build my first ukulele...'How hard could it be?...it cant be much different than a dulcimer' we thought...how wrong we were. The little instrument proved to be more of a challenge than we had imagined. I had heard it said by an old luthier  "you don't even begin to know what you're doing until you've made at least 50 of them", and this proved to be true. Some of those early ukuleles now hang on the 'wall of shame' or have been turned into birdhouses outside my wood shop...a reminder that education always cost. At the time of this writing, I have made over 130 ukuleles. My ukes are made one at a time with a passion for excellence and an obsessive love for the instrument.

          In some cultures, it is believed an object of art contains part of the spirit of the artist that created it, this power they call 'Mana'. It is my hope that each of my instruments will convey the Mana of Peace, joy and love that went into creating it. It has been said that "Its hard to feel bad when you're playing a ukulele"...I have found this to be true and it is my hope for all who hold my instruments. 



A personal note to my customers...I build ukuleles, not web pages. The frustration and never ending problems of trying to program , understand and make everything online work smoothly is a nightmare...so horrible, aggravating and overwhelming that I have come close several times to burning all my ukuleles in a rage and throwing in the towel.

Yes...it's that bad.

If you see a ukulele you have questions about please don't hesitate to contact me through regular email (not this web page, as it has let me down too many times and I have no more energy to waste on trying to get it to work or figure out the hidden charges ) Email me at at mooreukes@yahoo.com  This goes for purchases as well...email me, to confirm price and availability and should you decide to purchase one I will send you an invoice from Paypal, it's safe and easy and you don't need an account to use it.

Thanks much

H. Moore III  

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