Category Archives: Ukulele Review

Five Below $5 Ukulele: It could have been a player

My five year old son has a Christmas party coming up in the next weeks where he has to exchange a gift valued under $3. While we don’t want to be spend $20 on an exchange gift, you can buy very little for $3 these days that isn’t food (in some places, a bottle of …

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What Do You Do With a Popu!e!e? (Populele Review)

Some time ago, I read about a high-tech ukulele, the Populele, which was a Kickstarter.  I saw articles on The Verge (link) and even from John Atkins, “The Ukulele Teacher” (YouTube link).  It was originally sold via a very successful Indiegogo campaign, and is now for sale directly on the Popband website.  While the instrument had …

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Kmise Concert Ukulele

I purchased the Kmise 23 Inch Concert Ukulele for my wife, as she might be interested in learning some more ukulele with me.  It is an inexpensive ukulele and might be a good starter ukulele for some players. The Kmise is a standard double bout ukulele with a traditional string length of 15”, and the …

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Former Ukuleles: Pono RTSH (C) PC

I bought my Pono in 2016 from a ukulele company that was going out of business.  The owners were a married couple, and the husband was very sick, so they decided to sell their business.  They decided to sell of their remaining ukuleles at slightly higher than cost…and I did the foolish thing and asked …

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Outdoor Ukulele Rawhide Tenor

One my earlier ukulele purchases was an Outdoor Ukulele.  I came across the brand on the internet, and it was a fascinating instrument.  Specifically, I know I watched videos by Pete McCarty on YouTube as well as by ukeeku.com.  The Outdoor Ukulele represented the ability to take an instrument into almost any circumstance without worrying …

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Guitar Guitare Toy Ukulele

Today I was surprised by a student who came up to me and gave me a toy ukulele.  He had found it at local store called the Dollar Tree (everything costs $1) and wanted to get it for me.  It was an incredibly kind gesture on what turned out to be yet another challenging day. …

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Bruce Wei Acacia Concert Ukulele

This summer, there was a thread in Ukulele Underground about Bruce Wei, a luthier in Vietnam.  The thread questioned whether Bruce Wei would be making ukuleles much longer.  I had seen many posts and watched a lot of videos about Bruce Wei ukuleles, as they are custom made ukuleles in a small shop (even if …

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Aklot AKC-23 Ukulele Review

Update (10/16/2017): Barry Maz, the author of Got a Ukulele, reviewed the Aklot (which was shipped directly to him—not via Amazon), and within hours had taken the video down and later completely removed the review. I’m not sure what happened, and Barry didn’t explain—but clearly something happened that caused Barry to no longer be able …

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Caramel CC102A Concert Zebrawood Ukulele

Note: if you choose to buy a Caramel CT102A Tenor Ukulele, a Caramel CC102A Concert Ukulele, or a Donner Concert Ukulele, I would always appreciate it if you could use a referral link for Amazon–which sends a portion of Amazon’s profits my direction (links above). In my series of ukulele reviews, the next review instrument …

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