Below is a collated list of my various ukulele reviews, together with those for apps, music and accessories.
If you have an instrument or product that you would like me to review, then GET IN TOUCH.
You will note that the instrument reviews below are scored - a quick word on the scoring system.Perhaps they will cause controversy or debate - who knows. Remember this though - reviews and scores are a personal thing. I am not telling you my scoring is right, or that if you have a different opinion, you are wrong. They are just MY opinions of the ukes I play with the style I play.
Looks - how the ukulele looks to me. Not concerned with finish or faults - just how it grabs me to the eye.
Fit and finish - ignoring whether I like the looks - how is it built - how is the finish or paint, are the frets smooth, what is the action and intonation like, how are the tuners - you get the drill.. Doesn't matter if it's a cheap uke - if the finish is bad, it gets a low score (cheap ukes can build points in the value for money section and likewise, well finished ukes that are over priced will score lower there)
Sound - how it sounds to my ears with my style of playing, with the preferred strings I have settled on.
Value for money - what it says on the tin - all things considered, how suitable is this for the money in your pocket. Anyway - I hope that helps and provides a bit more balance to the reviews!
And I provide an overall average.
MAINLAND MAHOGANY CONCERT ukulele - With Slotted Headstock - beautiful solid wood instrument - 8.3 out of 10
FLEA Ukulele - From the Magic Fluke Company - plastic backed goodness! - 8.4 out of 10
FLUKE Ukulele - from the Magic Fluke Co - the big brother! - 8.4 out of 10
BRUKO Black slimline soprano ukulele - super cool looking travel uke - 8 out of 10
MAKALA DOLPHIN ukulele - plastic back edition - cheap but very very cheerful 7.9 out of 10
OZARK 2035 Banjolele - Initial review 8 out of 10
ELEUKE SC100PHP - Kerrannnngggg! electric ukulele - 7.1 out of 10
Review of sound quality - cheap ukes vs pricey models
KANILE'A K-1 TENOR - ukulele review - 9.3 out of 10
KAUAI KUC-70B ukulele review - 8.1 out of 10
KOALOHA PIKAKE SOPRANO ukulele review - 9 out of 10
PONO MHC PRO CLASSIC Concert ukulele review - 9 out of 10
CLIFTON - LIDL - UKULELE SOPRANO KIT review - 6 out of 10
ANTONIO LEMEZ CANARIAN TIMPLE review - 7.8 out of 10
MAGIC FLUKE FIREFLY BANJO UKULELE Review - 8 out if 10
BRÜKO No.6 SOPRANO UKULELE review - 8.6 out of 10
BIG ISLAND TRADITIONAL KOA CONCERT review - 9.3 out of 10
RISA UKE-SOLID electric ukulele review - 8.3 out of 10
ISLANDER MST-4 TENOR - 8.4 out of 10
HARLEY BENTON HBUK-11NT SOPRANO - 5.5 out of 10
MARTIN T1K TENOR UKULELE - 8.9 out of 10
OHANA SK-25 SOPRANO - 8.6 out of 10
PUKA PK PHC Concert - 8.3 out of 10
ELEUKE PEANUT - 5.8 out of 10
KIWAYA KS5 SOPRANO - 9.1 out of 10
KALA ASAC-TE/C Electro Tenor - 8.9 out of 10
RIPTIDE EUC-5NS Electro Concert 8.8 out of 10
BARNES AND MULLINS CALTHORPE Electro Concert 8 out of 10
SOUTHERN UKULELE STORE ALL SOLID Concert review 8.6 out of 10
OHANA TK-35G-5 5 STRING TENOR 8.5 out of 10
PONO MTD-E ELECTRO ACOUSTIC TENOR 9.1 out of 10
LONG TERM TESTS
Fluke Ukulele two years on
Kanile'a K1 Tenor nearly 18 months on
Makala Dolphin Soprano - nearly three years on
UKULELE ACCESSORY REVIEWS
UKE LEASH - my review of the Uke Leash Half Strap
VOLCAPO - my review of the volcapo ukulele capo
SNARK - my review of the Snark ukulele clip on tuner
UKESTAR STRAPS - nice funky looking uke straps
PETERSON STROBOCLIP TUNER - supreme accuracy!
UKE LEASH GUITAR STYLE STRAP
TOM AND WILL UK66C UKULELE GIG BAG
GREAT ASWEGO FATBOY KAZOO - first class product!
PUB PROP Ukulele hanger
UKULELE APPS AND SOFTWARE
Tun-D iPhone ukulele tuner
UkuChords - iPhone ukulele chord app
Ukulele Tabs - iPhone
Strobe Tuner Pro App - iPhone and iPad
MUSIC, BOOKS and FILM
Bosko and Honey Present - Ukulele Safari Volume 1 CD
Chonkinfeckle - I'm From Wigan Me - CD
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - CD
Introducing... The Paul Hemmings Uketet - CD
Mighty Uke - DVD
Rae Carter - Pathetic (But He's Fun) - CD
Tricity Vogue - The Blue Lady Sings
Manitoba Hal - Flirting With Mermaids CD
Ukulele Exercises For Dummies - Brett McQueen
D'Addario Pro-Arté J71 Tenor strings D'addario T2 Titanium Tenor strings
D'addario T2 Titanium Tenor strings
Living Water Strings