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Greg Bennett (Samick) Ukulele

Samick ukuleles are made under the auspices of Greg Bennett (who mainly make guitars). Samick themselves are a Korean company who make a wide range of budget level instruments. They’re cheaper ukuleles but have had good reviews from what I’ve seen on the net. A Samick ukulele (the UK70) has even been spotted in the […]

Pono Ukulele

Ko’olau are one of the highest quality ukulele makers around. Their ukuleles can be hugely expensive. Their Model 500 ukuleles sell for up to $9,000. The Pono range is their more affordable range. Affordable being a relative term here – Ponos are not cheap by any means. There’s not much corner cutting with these instruments. […]

Pahu Kani Ukulele

Pahu Kani ukuleles are Hawaiian made and one of the top end ukuleles. Their ukes are always highly distinctive with sound holes cropping up in strange places, parts of the uke’s body chopped off or shark and turle decorations. On Video On eBay

National Ukulele

The National Company are most famous for make steel, resonator instruments. These instruments produce plenty of volume. Even the tiny ukulele creates a huge sound. The company began producing instruments in the 1920s and their design shows it. Some of the best instruments are designed in a heavily art deco style. Many National ukuleles will […]

Morelli/Santini Ukulele

Morelli ukuleles and Santini Ukuleles are made by the same people. They’re sold very cheap (around $35) and have a very similar shape to other ukueles such as the Fluke, the Roy Smeck Vita uke and the J Chalmers Doane triangular uke. I haven’t played a Morelli or know anyone who has. There seems to […]

Mitchell Ukulele

Mitchell ukuleles are a mid-priced brand stocked pretty heavily by Musicians Friend and Guitar Center. Their ukuleles seem very similar to the likes of Samick and Oscar Schmidt (and may well be manufactured by the same people). On Video On Musician’s Friend Mitchell MU70 Concert Size 12 Fret Ukulele Natural The Mitchell MU70 Concert Ukelele […]

Vineyard Ukulele

Vineyard ukuleles are a Chinese made uke. Opinions on the net suggest that the ukulele isn’t the most carefully put together of ukuleles. They seem to be solely distributed by Praiseland Music. On Video On eBay

Universal Worldwide Trading Ukulele

This is the first ukulele I ever purchased while on my first trip to Hawaii. I bought it at the flea market in Honolulu, and I confess, as more of a novelty than anything else. I couldn’t leave without a ukulele! I paid about $15 for it and as musical instruments go it was probably […]

Stagg Ukulele

Stagg Ukulele Review Today I’ll be reviewing the Stagg US10 Soprano Ukulele. Here are the specs as found on the Stagg Music Traditional soprano Ukulele, in black nylon gigbag Top: nato Back & Sides: nato Neck & Headstock: nato Fingerboard & Bridge: nato Tuners: non-geared pegs w/ “antique white” plastic knobs Scale length: 349 mm, […]

Makai Ukulele

Makai ukuleles seem to be strikingly similar to other ukuleles such as Hilo and Ohana. As I write, there’s a Makai concert and a Hilo concert on eBay. The only difference I can spot is that the Makai is more than $20 more expensive (both are ‘Buy It Now’s). So it’s definitely worth you checking […]

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