The Sparrow Instrument Company is a small family owned business located in Richmond, Virginia. Our goal is to provide high quality (reasonably priced), USA built electric ukuleles . We want our instruments to be enjoyed by everybody.
A great instrument not only plays and sounds amazing, it also serves as a source of inspiration and musical motivation! We strive to provide that inspiration with every ukulele that we send out into the world.
We oversee 100% of the production process which guarantees a great instrument every time! All of our instruments are produced, assembled, set up, and quality controlled by our team. Get your hands on one today, you won’t be disappointed!
Meet the Team
John Gonzalez del Solar - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
John G is our Team Leader and design specialist. He is an avid collector of senior rescue dogs and general work-o-holic (so long as the task in some way involves ukuleles).
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and played professionally in the US Navy Band. He was introduced to the ukulele while stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. This exposure spawned a lifelong love of the instrument that lit the spark that would become Sparrow Instruments.
John has 15 years of musical intrument repair under his belt, and has been building guitars and ukes since 2014. He is pationate about woodworking, digital design and teaches the CNC class at Woodcraft in Richmond, Virginia.
Tito the Dawg - QC
Tito is laser focused on the task at hand, even in spite of his 30 second attention span. He always shows up on time and never misses a lunch break.
Tito personally inspects every Sparrow instrument that goes out the door and has uncompromising standards. His above average sense of smell allows him to sniff out any potential problems throughout the quality control process, and he never makes an error.
Tito is very dedicated to the task at hand, unless he hears a squeaky toy, in which case he drops his work imediately to furthur investigate.
STU KINDLE - GETTIN IT DONE!
Stu has been with us since the beginning! He is a masterful musician and hilarious individual with a sense of dedication that would rival a shaolin monk! He should probably be institutionalized for his crazed love of fishing, and has been known to collect hilarious vests.
Stu definitely gets poison ivy more often than any human ever, primarily due to his fishing missions deep into the heart of enemy territory. He is the proud recipient of the Virginia Trout Slam award, Virginia Bass Slam award, and numerous Trophy Fish citations.
In a hunter/gatherer society, he would 100% be a suitable mate. Also, if there is a solar flare that knocks out all electrical power, he will definitely survive, and in fact may not even notice for a while.
He is our store manager at Fan Guitar and Ukulele and is also an integral member of the Sparrow Ukulele team. He is a true expert, bringing 10 years of ukulele experience to the table and can be found melting faces with his blistering technique and comedic musical stylings!
If you have any fishing secrets (technique, bait , lures, locations, tall tales, images of you with a giant fish taken with the intent of humiliating all other fishing enthusiasts etc.) please feel free to contact Stu here: