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New Releases

Pineapple Shakes by Monika Cefis
12 Songs by Sage Harrington


– Ukulele Bartt has made his Ukulele Workshop Booklet available for free.
Tablature is not cheating.


1920’s Gibson ukulele owned by Bob Dylan.
– There are a heap of Lanikai’s with factory defects on eBay. Most with modest discounts that mean they’re still more expensive than Amazon. But there are some with more damage and a larger discount on them.
– A string of handsome banjoleles from Jake Wildwood’s shop: c.1925 Stromberg-Voisinet/Kay-made 8″ Rim Resonator Banjo Uke, c.1930 Slingerland-made/sold 7″ Banjo Ukulele, c.1920 Harmony-made Olympian “California Style” Banjo Ukulele.
Eko suitcase ukulele amp

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  1. Ron Hale August 1st, 2014 5:18 pm

    Been watching the DVD of Julian Bream’s TV series,
    “Guitarra: A Musical Journey Through Spain,” these
    past couple days, Al.

    So what? Well, here’s so what –

    He mentions that when he took up the Baroque guitar
    he didn’t really take the instrument totally seriously.

    And why, you might ask?

    Because he saw it as sort of a Rolls Royce ukulele.

    Well, yes, of course he did.

  2. mike August 2nd, 2014 3:09 am

    I kind of wish you hadn’t posted the link to the factory blemish ukuleles. Every one I take in tour comes from those eBay listings, I don’t want my well to run dry…

  3. Woodshed August 2nd, 2014 11:13 am

    Ron: Sounds interesting. I’ll have to look it up.

    mike: Sorry! I hope you can still get a sufficient supply.

  4. Cat August 3rd, 2014 12:44 pm

    Hi. Can I request a tab for the song ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy? It’s a really great song to play on the uke. It would be great too if you made it based on the version by iwantaltitude on Youtube. The way she played it was killer and I’ve been dying to know how she did it in the chorus. Thanks :)

  5. Woodshed August 3rd, 2014 3:45 pm

    Cat: I did have a tab for it up but I had to take it down for copyright reasons.

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