I couldn’t find much information on KoAloha’s Gumbalele other than this video (thanks to Mark). Looks like it’s part of KoAloha’s efforts towards helping the Japanese Red Cross. On the subject of which, KoAloha are giving away an MP3 including Alvin Okami and Herb Ohta Jr to help raise money.
Eddie Vedder’s ukulele sold for over $17,000 last week, and now Jack Johnson is getting in on the act with a signed KoAloha.
I can’t imagine wanting something this big and gaudy myself but these Fusion ukulele back packs are an interesting development. I’m not sure if I like or hate the idea of strapping multiple gig bags together and lugging them on your back.