Mya-Moe Ukuleles

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Mya-Moe Ukuleles are made by husband and wife team Gordon & Char Mayer. Even though they have only been going since 2008 there’s already an impressive list of players using their ukuleles including James Hill, Mark Nelson and Lil’ Rev. As well as standard ukuleles, their range includes resonators and, most unusually of all, lap-steel ukuleles. If you want to learn more read my interview with Mya-Moe Ukuleles and visit their website.

On Video

Daddy Stovepipe teases some neat blues licks out of his Mya-Moe.

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6 Comments

  1. alan miller April 25th, 2013 12:49 am

    He is brilliant. The uku sounds wonderful. I would give up everything to buy one of those but then I could never be able to play like that. Oh damn.

  2. Kevin Carroll November 6th, 2013 3:25 am

    I have 2 Mya-Moe tenors: a Myrtle tradition with a K&K pickup and a Koa Resonator with a Schatten pickup. First off, the customer service is second to none with Mya-Moe. Gordon and Char Mayer are accessible, knowledgeable and very accommodating. This is a huge part of their success. Secondly, the playability of the Mya-Moe ukuleles is phenomenal. Low action, radiused fretboard and masterful setups insure that intonation is spot on and they are smooth as butter to play. The sound is very balanced and resonant. After recording in a pro studio, I have begun to unlock the refined and rich tones that are built into these amazing instruments. Each instrument is expertly voiced to maximize the wood choices, size and emphasize the individual character of each ukulele. Aesthetically, these ukes are beautiful, too. They use master grade woods, but, even their basic instruments look amazing. Char has a great sense of wood matching for both sound and looks.

    I couldn’t be happier with these ukes and look forward to my next one.

  3. Jay Dunning August 11th, 2015 10:20 am

    Hi. I am right in the middle of deciding which uke to buy; a Martin, Collings or Mya Moe and the last reviewer, Kevin Carroll, has decided me. It will be a Mya Moe.

    Thanks Kev!

    Jay Dunning (Perth West’ Australia)

  4. Nate December 30th, 2015 7:48 pm

    I own a Kamaka tenor long neck uke that sounds absolutely wonderful, and have gotten lots of comments on how great it sounds. I was recently playing some tunes with a friend of mine who brought his Mya-Moe baritone along and his uke completely blew my mind. It was SO resonant, warm, and playable. Granted it was a baritone, but that thing really put out, and when I played it I could feel the awesome vibes in every single millimeter of its top quality contruction. I paid good money for my Kamaka and thought for sure it was easily one of the best ukes I could find, and while I still like it, it takes a second seat to that Mya-Moe. Dang, to be honest, I’m still a bit jealous. Gonna start saving up now so I can get one in the future. I’m sure it will be money well spent.

  5. Nick Curalli November 24th, 2016 11:17 pm

    I took ownership of a Mya-Moe Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle Tenor Classic a couple of months ago. This beautiful instrument joins the family alongside my Kamaka Lil’u 6 string. In short, I’m spoiled as both instruments are incredible. I’m still getting to know my Mya-Moe as it opens up but I already know that it is quickly becoming my favourite instrument to sit down and play every night. While the Kamaka six string is a wonderful instrument to sing along with, especially in a group setting, the Mya-Moe possesses such a refined, beautifully resonant sound and is just such a pleasure to play. Not to mention that Gord and Char were absolutely phenomenal to deal with. I learned so much from them!

  6. Persephone C Booth November 25th, 2016 9:07 pm

    Classic concert Curly Mango with Koa binding. I had never seen or heard a Mya Moe in real life, so was dependent on owner comments. Waiting for a Mye Moe is a bit like waiting for an expensive competition horse foal to be born. You think you know what you want, and you hope that you like it when it eventually turns up! Then it arrives (foal is born, Mya Moe arrives in the post!) and the reality is too much to describe in mere words. It looks superb, sounds amazing, and is a joy to play because it is so light and easy. It has taken me a couple of months to learn that I don’t need to press hard on the strings – I can vaguely aim my fingers at the chords and it happens, accurate chords, no buzzing or fussing, no shredding of finger ends. This makes for quick and elegant playing. After two months I went back to my previous favourite and realised the difference in playing requirements. The Mya Moe is in a different league completely. It is so special and precious that I dread anything happening to it – dropped, sat on, broken, stolen, lost…..Never felt like that before about any of my other ukes. They were replaceable, this one isn’t.

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