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  • It began as an experiment...

    Ottawa, Ontario - June, 2012 - It began as an experiment that grew out of a shared passion for ukuleles. Surprised that there were no locally made ukuleles available to Ottawa players, Mark Rogers and Joel Jacques decided to make ukuleles themselves. The two immersed themselves in researching classic ukulele designs, studying actual instruments as well as photos of vintage instruments long forgotten. That research, along with their combined four decades of woodworking and instrument building experience, has yielded a series of unique ukulele designs and the birth of a new company, “Bytown Ukuleles” - a 100% Canadian owned and operated company dedicated to producing professional-quality ukuleles.
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