Augustino LoPrinzi began making ukuleles on a bit of a whim. Long practiced in the design and handcrafting of guitars-both classical and steel string-Augustino was approached by Herb Ohta's manager to create an instrument for the ukulele virtuoso. Ohta-San found the resulting ukulele to be a delight-and the LoPrinzi name soon became a legend on these small instruments. For the LoPrinzi ukulele story click here. Cradle a LoPrinzi ukulele in your arms and experience the joy of the simplest instrument-with a sophisticated sound.