Slotted Headstock Ukuleles

No doubt due to the influence of Jake, there seem to be more and more, classical guitar style, slotted headstock ukuleles cropping up. As well as the high end stuff like this custom Mana’e tenor, more mid-range brands like Kala are turning out ukuleles like this and this.

Natural finish Polka-Lay-Lee.

If you’re asking five grand for a ukulele, you could give us more than one small photo and a two line description.

The perfect gift for a KoAloha fan: a KoAloha fan.

Uke kitsch of the week: ukulele teapot.

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  1. J-Hob October 24th, 2008 7:54 pm

    That pink thing on the teapot looks like an umbilical cord, maybe it’s from the lady sitting on top of the teapot.

    Can’t imagine that a ukulele is the most comfortable place to give birth.

  2. LonnaB October 24th, 2008 8:34 pm

    Hey- I can afford that fan!

  3. Woodshed October 25th, 2008 11:30 am

    John: You just put me off tea for the rest of my life.

    Lonna: I could afford the fan. The postage on the other hand…

  4. Art October 25th, 2008 1:16 pm

    The person looking for ukulele Tab that says she can not find them on Uke Hunt,,,, leaves one speachless??

  5. Woodshed October 26th, 2008 3:09 pm

    Art: The worrying thing is, she’s not the only one.

  6. Josh Gordon November 7th, 2008 8:21 pm

    I got the Polka-Lay-Le!

    I also got the dish and the teapot — teapot is butt ugly!

    Thanks for assisting with my bad habits.

  7. Woodshed November 7th, 2008 9:44 pm

    Josh: You bought the teapot? You must be out of your mind ;)

  8. Josh Gordon November 7th, 2008 11:47 pm

    Well, yeah. And we know its destiny; every holiday season we do a White Elephant swap; last year I ended up with a salt and pepper shaker set of pigs copulating; this year, someone else will end up with a really ugly ukulele teapot.

  9. Josh Gordon November 30th, 2008 2:42 am

    Heya – polka-lay-le arrived. I’d no sense just how big the silly thing is! Anyone have any suggestions regarding replacing the (lost) bridge?

  10. Woodshed November 30th, 2008 10:19 am

    Josh: I didn’t realise they were big either. Trust me, you don’t want my advice on luthiery.

  11. Cardboardfrog December 2nd, 2008 4:00 pm

    josh try (as a temporary measure at least) a banjolele bridge, they’re all over ebay, easy enough to get

  12. Josh Gordon December 2nd, 2008 4:14 pm

    Hm, good thought. Wonder if the size would work? Worth a try, though my wife has promised to slay me if a banjolele so much as enters the house.

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