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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 ( is available for […]

5 things to do now that Santa brought you a ukulele for Christmas

Did you find a shiny new ukulele under your Christmas tree yesterday and now don’t know how to get started playing? Here are 5 great resources to give you a jump start on having fun with your new instrument without spending any (much) money. 1. Ukulele Underground is the best and most active community for […]

Camping and Traveling With a Ukulele

It’s only April, but the weather is warming up and before we know it, it will be summer time. Popular past times during the summer are camping and traveling. Although I’ve never been camping in my life (sad isn’t it?), I do enjoy traveling and this year will be the first year in a very […]

Oscar Schmidt Visit

I just finished reading Tim Szerlong’s article about his trip to the U.S. Music Corp factory in Illinois. This factory is a parent company to Washburn and Oscar Schmidt among others. Go check out the article and Tim’s new site at Ukeeku.

Southern Indiana Ukulele Luau 2009 Report

The second Bushman Ukulele Luau turned out to be an intimate crowd again with a few more attendees than last year. Those who did come were treated to some great informal and impromptu performances Saturday by Zoe who flew in from Toronto, Jodi Mathews, Wade Johnston (who Julia Nunes has dubbed “The Boy Me”), and […]

Help Wanted – Ukulele Bloggers Apply Here!

My day job and my other site (The Gadgeteer) have caused me to severely neglect this site for awhile now. I want to turn that around ASAP and am hoping that some happy volunteers to help me do it. I’m looking for a few people that are interested in writing ukulele related news items, CD […]

A visit to the LoPrinzi studio

My vacation this year was to Treasure Island, Florida. This is a barrier island on the gulf side of Florida, near St. Petersburg and Clearwater. I’d visited there several years ago and really enjoyed its relaxing atmosphere and sugary white sandy beaches. As fate would have it, I learned that the LoPrinzi studio was located […]

Another custom ukulele coming my way

The Boat Paddle ukulele wasn’t the only custom instrument that I’ve had on order. I just learned a few minutes ago that my Mike DaSilva custom concert has shipped and should arrive Friday 🙂 I’ve been waiting awhile for this one, and can’t wait to test it out. Here’s a sneak peak…

Olympics = Ukulele Fun!

I just received this email from Al Woodshed of Hi Ukulele Hunters, I’ve been getting well and truly into the Olympic spirit recently. This has inspired me to arrange a bunch of national anthems for the ukulele so I can play along with the medal ceremonies (which should give me plenty of practice on […]

My Custom Boat Paddle Ukulele Part 7

Jerry Hoffmann sent me an email this morning to let me know that he has finished my custom Boat Paddle ukulele. 😀 He sent me the final bill, I paid it and am now waiting for my new gorgeous instrument to be delivered by UPS. Until it arrives, he sent me some pictures to tide […]