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Korala Ukulele

Korala are a Malaysian company making cheap and cheerful (and sometimes garish) intro-level ukuleles mostly made of polycarbonate plastic. On Video Baz from Got a Ukulele reviews his Korala Explore concert ukulele. On Amazon UK

iUke Ukulele

Makers of the ultra-tiny iUke Piccolo a solid-top, laminate-sides sopranino ukulele. On Video Ukulelezaza and his buddies jam on their iUkes. Video Review Baz from Got a Ukulele on his iUke Piccolo. On Amazon UK

Epiphone Ukulele

Epiphone make a huge range of instruments. The ukulele they’re most famous for making is their Les Paul style uke. Which is not well loved by reviewers. Video Review Baz Maz really lays into the Epiphone Les Paul. On Amazon UK

PukanaLa Ukulele

Respected Taiwanese company with a large range of ukuleles including beginner ukulele range Puka ukuleles. On Video Bruce Shimabukuro shows of a PukanaLa at NAMM. On eBay

Manea Ukuleles

Manea Ukuleles are a Hawaii-based ukulele company with a particular emphasis on Polynesian culture. So as well as the standard Hawaiian-style ukulele they also sell Tahitian ukuleles. Importing them from Tahiti, The Cook Islands and Rapa Nui. Manea Ukuleles on Facebook On Video Hector Bernaldo discusses Manea’s range of ukuleles.

KoAlana Ukulele

KoAlana ukuleles are KoAloha‘s budget range of ukes. These ukuleles are still solid wood but sapele rather than koa. They are produced in China and finished in KoAloha’s Hawaii factory. The comments I’ve read on the net about them seem very positive. At their low price (under $200), they do seem like a very good […]

Hanworks Ukulele

Antoniotsai ukuleles are ornately inlaid and unbelievably cheap. However, they’re not really musical instruments but suitable as ornaments . Many people have reported some big problems with Antonio Tsai’s ukuleles and his other musical instruments. There are two threads on Ukulele Underground discussing his ukuleles (here and here) and more general discussions about his musical […]

Mele Ukulele

There are actually two Mele ukuleles. On a New York company that has long since disappeared (although there are a few ukes still knocking around) and a more recent Hawaiian company (set up in 1992). Their higher end instruments are made on Hawaii with solid wood. But they also a budget range of ukuleles known […]

Abbott Ukulele

Abbott Ukulele The Abbott company made a number of different instruments including banjo and guitars. But their most famous instrument was the Abbott Monarch banjo ukulele. It was this banjolele that George Formby used. As a result, the Abbott Monarch is very popular in the UK and hugely collectible. As a result, they can fetch […]

Slingerland Ukulele

Nowadays, Slingerland are most famous for their drums. However, they started out back in 1912 selling ukuleles. The Slingerland Maybell (also referred to as the May Bell or Maybelle) is a classic banjolele. On Video On eBay

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