Tell us about your business.Pi Ukuleles has taken a new look at the traditional ukulele and over the last few years has created new designs that include sacred geometry and pi proportions in the traditional instrument. Using these mathematical principals and applying them to the instruments brings a magical quality to the sound they produce that is truly unique. Based on the wood used in each of the ukuleles, the company is offering a wide variety of designs in the tenor ukulele with “tongue in cheek” gastronomical names such as Cherry Pi, Maple Pi, Walnut Pi, Rosewood Pi, and others. Pi Ukuleles is based in Temecula, Ca. And is committed to making the best possible instruments using sustainably harvested exotic woods from around the world.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.Pi Ukuleles is in a home-based shop space that is 1800 sq. ft. on a 6 acre ranch where we rescue draft horses. It is equipped with all the tools necessary for making beautiful instruments. Many of the processes are done by hand in the old world tradition of luthiers without the use of power tools.
What inspires you?Everything beautiful... a picture, a song, a design, a view...
What makes your business stand out?Both the quality of my hand made instruments, as well as the love I have for doing it, make my business stand out.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Work really hard and when you are tired and feel like you have worked hard enough, work a little more! And, don't pay attention to those just ahead of you or right behind you... Pay close attention to what you are doing!
What does American Made mean to you?American made means to me that regardless of the thing that is being made, that it means enough to the maker, to dedicate the time and effort to do so... here, in America!
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