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9 Dec 2019

How The Got A Ukulele Reviews Are Recorded..

This is an article I have long been thinking of writing if I had the time, because it's a question that often comes up. How do I record these videos exactly?

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7 Dec 2019

Flight TUSL-35 Concert Scale Soprano Ukulele - REVIEW

Here's a brand new ukulele model that I have been looking forward to featuring on Got A Ukulele, simply because it's an update option to a ukulele that went on to be one of the most read reviews of 2018. This is the Flight TUSL-35 Concert Scaled Soprano Ukulele.

Flight TUSL-35 Concert Scale Soprano Ukulele

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1 Dec 2019

Kai KTI-700 Tenor Ukulele - REVIEW

A first for this brand on Got A Ukulele and one I have been really excited to take a closer look at. This is the Kai KTI-700 Tenor Ukulele.

Kai KTI-700 Tenor Ukulele

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25 Nov 2019

Isuzi EAK-B Baritone Ukulele - REVIEW

I know all too well that I don't feature enough baritone ukuleles on Got A Ukulele. It's not through want of trying, I can assure you as I love them. They just don't seem to come up too much in the requests I get from brands. I'm glad to help redress the balance a bit today with the Isuzi EAK-B Baritone ukulele.

Isuzi EAK-B Baritone Ukulele

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17 Nov 2019

Hricane UK-23 Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

Back to the cheaper end this week on Got A Ukulele, and a brand that heavily markets itself via the Amazon shopping channel. This is the Hricane UK-23 Concert Ukulele.

Hricane UK-23 Ukulele
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4 Nov 2019

Kala KA-EBY-T Striped Ebony Tenor Ukulele - REVIEW

Making a welcome return to Got A Ukulele this week is the famous Kala brand with their KA-EBY-T Striped Ebony Tenor Ukulele.

Kala KA-EBY-T Ukulele

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27 Oct 2019

Lâg Guitars Tiki TKU10S Soprano Ukulele - REVIEW

This week it's a ukulele brand that has been around for quite some time but has strangely been absent from Got A Ukulele. They are called Lâg Guitars and this is their TKU10S Tiki Soprano Ukulele.

Lag TKU10S Soprano Ukulele

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19 Oct 2019

Breedlove Lu'au Concert Ukulele Ghost Burst E ukulele - REVIEW

It's always nice when I feature a ukulele brand for the first time on Got A Ukulele, and even nicer when it's a brand I've respected in musical instruments for many years. This is the Breedlove Lu'au Ghost Burst E Concert ukulele.

Breedlove Lu'au Ukulele

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15 Oct 2019

Inside Some More Ukuleles

Tinkering with the borescope today to get a feel for taking pictures inside some more ukuleles. Here's a selection I have previously reviewed.

If you missed that article - have a look here to learn more about the borescope...
These were taken through the sound hole and are in the right orientation - i.e that the top of the picture is the underside of the top of the ukulele looking towards the bridge plate and tail. Due to the design of the camera it seems tricky to get a good shot of top bracing as it's too close to the camera, but you can see the back, linings, tail blocks etc.  I think you should be able to click on these to enlarge them. Not the greatest image quality but they do the job.

First up, this is the DJ Morgan Mini Pineapple Ukulele which I reviewed in 2017. For this one the camera was slightly offset through the similarly offset sound hole. A tidy build and nice to see that Dave signs his name on the bridge plate - I had no idea that was there! The black piece in the tail block is the removeable strap pin that Dave fits to these - for the simple reason that the way it is constructed, he has to attach the neck through a hole in the base (there is no standard sound hole!). Note also the transverse brace piece rather than a lateral one on this ukulele.
Inside DJ Morgan Mini Pineapple Ukulele

Next up, another from my personal collection. This is the Rob Collins 'Tinguitar' Reclaimed Mahogany Soprano ukulele reviewed in 2017. Another example of a ukulele that is as tidy inside as it is out.
Inside Rob Collins Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

Next is another luthier build and my KM Ukuleles Dreadnought ukulele built by Kevin Mulcock. This is uber tidy inside and really interesting to see that v-shaped brace behind the bridge plate - not seen one of those before. Kev also signs his like Dave Morgan does and the piece you see in the tail block is a strap button made from Pear wood. Nice.

inside KM ukulele

This next shot is inside a very early review model - my wife's Pono MHC Pro Classic Concert Ukulele from back in 2011. This is very tidy inside too as you would expect from Pono. Particularly interesting to note the shaped tail block. The dot you can see in the middle of it is the strap button screw (fitted by me) poking through!
Inside Pono MHC Pro Classic Ukulele

And I had to give you a howler didn't I? Let's look inside the Gear4Music soprano ukulele reviewed earlier next year. This one scares me. You may first be drawn to the screws holding the bridge down. Actually, that's not all that unusual, and not just on cheap ukuleles either. I'm more concerned at the dubious staining that looks like somebody's cat has used it as a litter tray, the lack of linings or bracing and the tail block that looks like it was sawn off a piece of rough timber. Ugh...
Inside Gear4Music soprano ukulele

So there you are. Hopefully I will feature more innards in future reviews too. Why not?


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14 Oct 2019

A New Weapon in the Got A Ukulele Reviews Armoury!

Here's a little ukulele interlude for you, to show you a new toy that I may be using to help the uke reviews in future.

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13 Oct 2019

Bonanza Saguaro Tenor Ukulele - REVIEW

It's that man again... Or rather it's that ukulele brand again. It's another Bonanza ukulele built by Pete Mai in Minnesota USA. Their newest model - the Saguaro Tenor ukulele.

Bonanza Saguaro Tenor Ukulele

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9 Oct 2019

A Big Got A Ukulele Thank You!

A slight diversion from the ukulele reviews for this post, but there is something I want to shout about! Good things in the ukulele world!

fixed kanile'a ukulele

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