The Jake-style slotted headstock is continuing it’s move from high-end instruments to the more affordable end. Oscar Schmidt have been experimenting with them and you can buy a Oscar Schmidt OU6SL prototype on eBay if you have to have one.
I’m not entirely sure what happened to Mid-East‘s sitar-kulele. I haven’t seen them for sale anywhere and their website has shown none in stock every time I’ve checked. Still, there doesn’t seem to be any difficulty picking up a Lute-kulele.
Photos: Hawaiian Sharps, Paul Anka