Ukuleles

Ukulele Buying Guide

The ukulele is back—with a vengeance!



Behind the Brand: Yvonne de Villiers of Luna Guitars

Luna designer Yvonne de Villiers (R) and her mother, Hilda, who as longtime pro bassist exerted a powerful influence that led to Yvonne’s involvement in instrument design.

Infusing instruments with the aesthetics of a seasoned artist



How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Ukulele

For a tiny investment, a fresh set of quality strings can improve or revive your ukulele’s sound. Many lower-cost ukuleles for sale are shipped with less than optimal strings, and a better quality set can make a surprising difference in their sound. In this guide we will help you choose the set that’s right for your uke.



The Beatles and the Ukulele: An Ongoing Love Affair

As documented in The Beatles Anthology, originally aired as a brilliant TV mini-series, the three surviving Beatles—Paul, George, and Ringo—got together in 1994 at George Harrison’s palatial Friar Park estate to reminisce and play a little. In an especially moving and revelatory sequence, George and Paul jam on a handful of tunes playing ukuleles while Ringo lays down a groove with brushes and handclaps.



Beginning and Bonding with the Ukulele

Looking to pick up the ukulele? Many seasoned players have experience and ideas to get you started on the right chord. Getting started is easy - but don't let that limit where you can take the ukulele. You may find yourself at a lot of great events with more new friends that you can count.



Four Strings of Happiness: Tales of the Ukulele

The ukulele was born in Hawai’i, a modification of a guitar-like instrument called the machete that had been brought to the islands by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. Today, the ukulele continues to grow in popularity for many reasons. As an easily portable instrument with an affordable entry level price, it is accessible to many. Its design makes it easily to learn, with beginners able to enjoy the satisfaction of playing a complete song quite quickly.



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