Welcome to Ratliff Ukulele
I built my first instrument in 1971 while a
student at the Minneapolis College of Art and
Design, a five course, ten string, Baroque
guitar.  It was a long time before I made
another instrument as I was busy with a career
in art, moving to Southern California, going
back to college to study science, working as
an Engineering Geologist, and pursuing other

A few years ago, while I was building guitars as
a hobby, I decided to build a ukulele for a
friend.  After playing that first soprano I was
hooked, and I'm now building ukuleles almost
exclusively, and full-time.

Thank you for your interest in my ukuleles.  
This site is updated occasionally, so check
back often.

Please contact me with any questions you may

Thank you,

Dan Ratliff
self portrait              2016