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A Modification for Future UkeGuide Ratings

I recorded a review the other day, and I have decided to change a policy about the reviews. I don’t think it is earth-shattering by any means, but I have decided that if an instrument doesn’t have side position markers, from this point forward, the highest rating it will receive is a 3.5/5. This is …

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Lava U Review

The Unboxing The Lava U came shipped directly from Hong Kong, and while individual ukulele dealers are selling them (such as The Uke Republic), you can also buy them direct from Amazon. The Lava U comes in the most protective shipping packaging I have ever seen.  The external box is heavy and large.  The ukulele …

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Happy July 4th!

I have a lot of July 4th related items for you today! Interested in a play along of the Star Spangled Banner? I couldn’t believe it, but we didn’t have one yet! Here are several versions…GCEA in C, DGBE in A and C, Chord Names and Lyrics in C, and a Tutorial Video. The accompaniment …

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Baoli Concert Ukulele

A couple of months ago, Alan Brandt, a fellow ukulele enthusiast I follow on Social Media, posted about a cheap plastic ukulele he ordered from eBay, basically just to see what he would get. When it arrived, he was surprised that it actually served as an instrument, and he brought it with him to Ukulele …

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KoAloha Opio Concert Spruce and Acacia Ukulele

Good things come to those who wait. Or at least they do every now and then. In 2017, Barry Maz did a review of the KoAloha Opio Tenor Spruce Ukulele. It has a distinctive look with the standard KoAloha build, but a very pale face made of Spruce. I have wanted on ever since. I …

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Enya KUC-20 Review

If you want to buy a ukulele, where do you start? Most buyers will just go to Amazon, look up “ukulele” and buy the cheapest option they can find. They might read the reviews on Amazon–which may not be accurate. I’ll be honest–my first ukulele was purchased in much the same way. I had done …

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Ammoon 21″ Electric Ukulele

While I was at TMEA in February, I had the chance to see Kris Gilbert’s J&D Electric Ukulele, and this created a need (in my mind) to buy an electric ukulele. I actually have a few ukuleles with a pickup installed, but what I was interested in was a ukulele that would be very, very …

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Carlo Robelli UKB 325 Acoustic-Electric Ukulele Bass

I have been intrigued by ukulele basses for quite some time. Before I began playing ukulele, my wife and I attended a wedding of one of her friends, and the band featured a ukulele bass. I had never seen such an instrument, and I remember being fascinated by an instrument that sounded like an upright/double …

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Sawtooth STUKEMPS Mahogany Pineapple Soprano Ukulele Review

I have had the pleasure to get to know a number of ukulele players in the Twin Cities area (Minnesota), and one of my ukulele friends contacted me on Ukulele Underground to let me know that there was a ukulele at Walmart.com that I might be interested in buying. Don’t get me wrong–I love my …

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