Mya-Moe Ukuleles was founded in 2008 by Gordon and Char Mayer, husband and wife luthiers. Gordon Mayer began building ukuleles upon request after building several guitars. The workshop is located near the home of Gordon and Char Mayer. Ukuleles are primarily sold direct to consumer via the company web store rather than through a retail shop or dealers. Mya-Moe Ukuleles has a reputation for making quality instruments with configurable components.
Mya-Moe ukuleles have been built from over 20 woods including traditional koa as well as myrtlewood (Umbellularia) found only in the local southern Oregon and northern Californian coasts.
Mya-Moe Ukuleles are available in six different models.
- The Classic
- The Tradition Model
- The Pineapple Model
- The Resonator Model
- The Beansprout Banjo
- The Lap Steel Model
Once an instrument begins the production cycle, daily progress can be viewed on the UkeTracker page of the Mya-Moe website as photos are taken for each step.
Mya-Moe has created more than 2000 ukuleles for amateur and professional musicians around the world, including Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews, Mumford & Sons, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Ben Harper, Florence + the Machine, James Hill, Victoria Vox, and The Decemberists.
- Oregon Music News
- Clark, Jack. "Using the Internet to Increase Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study on the Evolution of Mya-Moe Ukuleles." Guitarmaker Magazine Summer 2011: 34-36. print.
- Hood River Buzz
- "Mumford & Sons: God, Beer & Banjos." Rolling Stone Magazine 4 August 2011: 50. print.
- James Hill's slide ukulele
- Ukulele Hunt interview with Gordon Mayer