Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Plastic Ukulele by Scott Seelye

Scott Seelye from Bend, Oregon is hoping to fund the tooling and start-up of a new polycarbonate ukulele via Kickstarter. Could Scott be the reincarnation of Mario Maccaferri? Link

(via Ukeeku)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka 'Ukulele

I've been wanting to watch this documentary on the Kamaka family for some time. Thank you to WKAR for archiving it. Watch it here: Link

All Things Strings: Inside Elderly Instruments

Set aside an hour to spend 60 minutes in heaven with this wonderful documentary of Elderly Instruments. When I was a student at Michigan State, they were located on Grand River Ave., just across from campus. This is where I bought my first uke (a $19 Hohner soprano that I still play almost daily). But I still haven't forgiven them for letting me buy the Hohner over an $85 mint Gibson Style 3. Link

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Win a Dirty Donny Uke!

Time's running out to enter to win one of two Kala Acacia Tenor ukes, custom painted by Dirty Donny Gillies, sponsored by Jim Dunlop (maker of ukulele strings that we had heretofore been unaware of). Here's a video about Donny, his art, and the ukes. Winners to be announced next Friday, August 24th. Enter here.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Matthew Mitcham Plays Single Ladies

Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham strums Beyonce.


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