Ken Franklin Ukulele

Welcome to Ken Franklin Ukulele. I updated my instrument site in the spring of 2020 to make it easier for you to see my latest ukuleles and guitars. Hopefully I'll update it more often now but it's hard to get me out of the shop. 


I get great pleasure building instruments that sound inviting, inspire creativity, have easy playability and are made to last with proper care. I welcome feedback that helps me make the next instrument even better.

I'm focusing more on ukuleles lately but I'll have some guitar pages too. Some instruments are for sale and others have found homes already. If you're interested in a custom build, go to my contact page and we can start creating something special for you.

Here's my good friend Janet Lenore doing Freight Train on her well-loved Ken Franklin tenor, Violet.

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Click on the photos below to find sound samples by Alex de Grassi.