product types: 

  • Dulcimers
  • banjos
  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars


Coog brand instruments were made by Ron Cook who got the Coog nickname while touring in Korea with the Army Entertainment Corps. He began building dulcimers around 1972 while living in Mission San José. He then became interested in early music and the history and construction of early/medieval instruments. In the 1980s, he started to specialize in American and European folk instruments and has built dulcimers, guitars, banjos, a mandolin, rotes, langelik and psalteries. In 2009 Ron Cook changed his company name from Coog Instruments & Folk Art to Ron Cook Studios.

Source: Ron Cook Studios website (accessed 27th January 2017)


147 Sacramento Ave
Santa Cruz
United States