Mid-East, Kala Pocket Uke: Ukulele Window Shopping

There are a few bits and pieces from, the big guitar shindig, NAMM flying around but easily the best finds come from thejumpingflea. He came across Mid-East Ukuleles which have ukes based on the oud, the balalaika and (OMGOMGOMG!!!!1!) a sitarlele. There’s a brief and dark video of one here.

Other new stuff:

– Is that a ukulele in your pocket or do you just have a strangely shaped penis? Kala have a new 16-inch Pocket Uke. Here’s the pocket uke being played by Bob Brozman and here’s a clip of a guy telling you how to use it to pick up chicks.
aNueNue have made a Nunes style ukulele. I’ve been wanting a company to make something like this and they’ve done a great job with it. I hope the make it a regular.
Blackbird carbon fiber ukulele (sounds and looks fairly nasty in the video).
Jake Shimabukuro MIGM.
Ibanez Iceman.

On to ukuleles you can buy right now.

Kalos ukuleles are a new one on me. Unusually, they charge the same price for soprano, concert and tenor ukes.

New Kala Reggae ukulele.

Photos: sailors dance the Charleston, clown string band.

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