Sunday, November 24, 2013

Yule-K-Lele Special Offer | Hallmark Stores

This is kitchy enough that I just might have to have one. It's evidently some sort of digital toy that plays six Christmas songs when you "strum" it. $14.95 with each purchase of three Hallmark cards. (The shag carpeting from my sister's 1970's bedroom not included.) Such a deal.


Thanks, Ukester Brown!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Letter to My Community After My Child Was Lit on Fire | Karl Fleischman

Agender uker Sascha Fleischman was badly burned. Strum a cheerful song in your heart for their recovery.


Sunday, November 03, 2013

New Tuners or Not?

Ukulelia readers,

Looking for the wisdom of the uke crowd here. I just acquired a sweet mid-1920s Style 1 Martin Soprano.

It's in amazing condition and came with its original wooden tuning pegs.

So here's my dilemma: to replace the tuners or not. I bought the Martin as a player, so I'm inclined to replace the tuners (saving the originals, natch). But the wooden pegs actually work pretty well (they haven't slipped on me yet). But they do take some finesse, and I'm worried they may become an albatross during a performance.

So what to do? Replace or not?

And if replace, do I go whole hog and get Peghead tuners? Would they require any modification to the peg holes (which I kinda think I should avoid–right?).

Chime in on the comments. Love to hear your thoughts.


3D printed ukulele! - Boing Boing

If you have nothing else to do. And seriously NOTHING else to do, check out this video of a 3D printed ukulele over on our big sister blog, Boing Boing. Link

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