Category Archives: Ukulele Review

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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Caramel CT102A Tenor Zebrawood Laminate Ukulele Details

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). This evening I brought a few of our school ukuleles …

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Bruce Wei Concert Ukulele

For some time, I have been watching Bruce Wei ukuleles on eBay. Bruce is a luthier in Vietnam, who sells on eBay. He makes solid wood instruments, and is also known for his inlay work on those instruments. He also sells parts to other luthiers. He can make custom ukuleles, and can do custom inlay …

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Some Enya EUR-X1 Videos

I have been working on two new ukuleles today, but the real show stopper is the Enya EUR-X1 that I blogged about earlier today. I simply cannot believe that the Enya costs as little as it does and that it comes with everything that it has. HPL Laminate (same as Martin laminate instruments) Removable neck …

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Caramel Ukuleles–in the light of Got a Ukulele’s Review

A couple of weeks ago, Barry Maz (gotaukulele.com) posted his review of the Caramel Zebrawood Concert (of which I have overseen the purchase of 40 such instruments) and he truly disliked the instrument.  You can see the review here: http://www.gotaukulele.com/2017/04/caramel-cc102a-concert-ukulele-review.html. If you chose not to access the article, here are Barry’s concerns: Cheap price–ridiculously low …

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Bonanza Ukuleles: Amoeba Tenor Ukulele (Aspen/Black Walnut)

Last August, I attended the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival north of Duluth (hosted by the Two Harbors Ukulele Group).  As it is a small venue (but free and fun), they only had a couple of vendors, which included Pete and Shelley Mai, who own Bonanza Ukuleles.  Pete is a life long carpenter and cabinet …

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Kala Concert Waterman Ukulele

As soon as the new Kala Concert Waterman were announced, I placed an order for my school. We ordered six (three black, three green), and they arrived today. Thanks to Mike at Uke Republic for ordering and shipping these to us, as promised, as soon as they came in. Kala gave our program 40 Waterman …

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Bonanza Tenor Ukulele (Cherry)

We purchased a special ukulele for our school, which will stay with the program as we open a new school in less than two years. Bonanza is somewhat new to the ukulele world, the result of Pete and Shelley Mai’s efforts. Pete has been a lifelong woodworker, and his wife Shelley fell in love with …

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Two Caramel Tenor Ukuleles

Today our final tenor Zebrawood ukulele arrived, along with the “upgrade” solid top mahogany ukulele we bought as a prize for the student that sold the most items for our fundraiser. Both ukuleles came set up very well, at 2.6mm action at the 12th fret. The things I would “nit pick” on the mahogany ukulele …

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