UKE 'n' TELL

Do you have an interesting, old or unusual Ukulele?  Do you have an good story about how you found your Ukulele?  We'd love to hear about it. Please drop us a note at heritageukes@gmail.com  or you can send us a video of you describing your Uke, feel free to demonstrate it with a song!

Here's one of mine, I'm working on. She's a (white) rainbow Mahala, that someone gave me because the bridge needs to be re-glued...I've drawn skulls and bones on the back with a   Sharpie marker 


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Karina from Vancouver BC hand paints her own Ukuleles!  Here's her Skullulele on Fbook page
She has even made one for Amanda Palmer.  Very nice indeed. 
"I have a grand time creating and/or customizing ukuleles that people will love to play and show off.  What's with the skull+ukulele deal?  I grew up in Mexico, where candy skulls can be given to both the living and the dead as gifts during Día de Muertos".

http://www.skullulele.com/




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Brian from Fretworks sent me a photo of his Tahitian hand-carved Uke, here's the background; I picked it up in Tahiti two years ago after seeing the boat crew playing these on a trip up to the Marquessa Islands where the instruments are made. It is decorated with Polynesian carvings and has eight strings — they have four, eight, and twelve string versions. I had never played a ukulele before, but it is so much fun that I haven't played my guitar since I got the uke. Check out some of the Cigar box and cookie tin Ukes at Fretworks http://www.fretwerx.com/ukuleles.htm
(The first picture is to give you an idea of the size)