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First there was plastic, then LEGO, now there are ukuleles made of flax fiber

Some people may march to the beat of a different drummer, but as a fan of 4 stringed instruments you might strum to the rhythm of a different ukulele. We’ve reviewed ukuleles made of plastic like the Flea and the BugsGear, and we’ve even shown you a ukulele made of LEGO. But how about a […]

Alternative for a MONO case

A friend of mine who has recently started playing ukulele saw my post for the MONO cases and sent me this note: “Last night I realized I have a case that seems to be almost exactly the same thing at a fraction of the cost.  The Lanikai Sidekick Printed Ukulele Hard Bag (http://lanikaiukuleles.com/product/lanikai-sidekick-printed-ukulele-hard-bag/) is available for […]

Tune your ukulele anywhere with this keychain tuner

Never misplace your tuner again with the Seiko Chromatic Tuner Keychain. This tuner is small enough to use as your keychain fob, so you can always have it with you – even sitting around a campfire with your favorite travel uke.  It has a range of A0 to C8, and it indicates  “note deviation in 1 […]

The Tofukulele is not made of soy, it’s made of LEGO bricks

I’ve seen ukuleles made of cigar boxes, cookie tins and gourds, but this the first ukulele that I’ve seen made from LEGO bricks. And the thing is that it’s not just a one of a kind novelty instrument. It’s a real ukulele sold by Elderly Instruments with a patent pending design. They have three of […]

It’s a stylus, a pen and a one-stringed guitar. Wait, what?

If your four stringed ukulele has more strings that you can handle, check out the FretPen. It’s a Kickstarter campaign that will start on April 22, for a one-stringed guitar. It interfaces with a smartphone, which by the little info we have so far, might just be iOS devices. The video shows that the pen […]

This uke makes a great egg slicer. Wait, what?

Here’s one for those uber uke fans out there… It’s an egg slicer in the shape of a ukulele. The Tropical Tunes Slicer is a kitchen gadget shaped just like your favorite instrument – right down to the strings. Well, true uke fans will scratch their heads when they take a close look at this […]

ToneRite claims to bring vintage tone to new ukuleles

People who play guitars and other stringed wooden instruments often covet vintage instruments because they usually have better tone due to years of vibrations from being played. But no one wants to wait 50 – 100 years for their newer instrument’s sound to “open up” and resonate more. ToneRite is an electronic device that uses […]

Ohana re-issues vintage models that salute the original “Dias uke”

Ohana Ukuleles is reissuing 2 ukuleles: the SK-28 and the CK-28. The Ohana SK-28 is a vintage re-issue of the Portuguese model first introduced to Hawaii in 1879 by cabinet-makers Manuel Nunes, Augusto Dias and Jose do Espirito Santos – the first ukulele luthiers. Ohana’s CK-28 is a concert-sized version of the SK-28. Both models […]

Walk off the Earth does it again, this time with ukuleles

The Martin Ukulele – new book from Hal Leonard Books

If you are interested in learning about the history of the ukulele and C.F. Martin Company’s role in it, you might want to check out a new book from Hal Leonard Books. The Martin Ukulele details how the famous Nazareth, PA guitar company started producing ukulele’s back in 1907 though the 4-stringed instrument’s roller coaster […]