Mahalo Cedar and Spruce Tops: Ukulele Window Shopping

Mahalo have a new range of “banjo styled” ukuleles with solid cedar and spruce tops (the spruce tops have a cheesy Kamiki Method type illustration scrawled on them). The shape of them is close to the Lyon and Healy camp design.

The Joe Brown signature Kala ukes have hit the US. I didn’t realise he was famous over there. Is he?

Mainland are selling off a few factory seconds.

Photos: Ukulele girl & boy & meddling kids, musicians with shotguns (like the Krazy Kat Klub one of those gangs I wish I could hang out with).

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  1. karl March 12th, 2010 7:07 pm

    The Mahalo camp ukes have been around for a while – the cases (sold separately, alas) are very good value for banjo ukes.

  2. todd March 13th, 2010 5:19 pm

    mahalo banjo style..
    honest confession…
    want one…

  3. Joshua Timmins March 14th, 2010 1:46 am

    i think i could live with a small grey mark if it saved me that much on a mainland

  4. Woodshed March 14th, 2010 3:29 pm

    karl: They’re not banjo ukes. They’re all wood.

    todd: You’re insane!

    Joshua: Depends how high the bidding gets.

  5. karl March 14th, 2010 10:13 pm

    I know, and I knew, but the cases fit banjos as well. I saw them in an Ostend shop window a few years ago, and they’ve been for online sale for longer still at

  6. Claude June 24th, 2011 4:03 am

    If I remember right, they’re a close copy of the Gretsch Camp ukulele, without the cheesy blue paint.

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