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15 Sep 2019

Vangoa Mahogany Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

Pressing on with another ukulele review and after the 'unusual' instrument of last week, we now return to more familar ukulele territory. The Vangoa Mahogany Concert.

Vangoa Mahogany Concert Ukulele

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9 Sep 2019

Enya Nova U Carbon Travel Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

If my sneek peek photographs of this ukulele are anything to go by, this one could be one of the most anticipated ukulele reviews I have undertaken. Say hello to the Enya Nova U Carbon Fibre Travel Ukulele. I think this is also the FIRST independent look at the Nova there is. You read it here first!!

Enya Nova U Concert Ukulele

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31 Aug 2019

Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

After my short break the ukulele reviews are back, this week with a well known brand. This is the Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele.

Codoba 15CM Ukulele

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12 Aug 2019

Takamine EGU-C1 Electro Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

Here we go.. Another guitar brand that feels duty bound to jump on the ukulele bandwagon and put one out in their name... In my experience it rarely ends well, and so it is with some trepidation I approach a ukulele from a guitar brand I am rather fond of. The Takamine EGU-C1 electro acoustic concert ukulele.

takamine egu-c1 concert ukulele

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4 Aug 2019

Kala Novelty Series KA-WTML Watermelon Soprano Ukulele - REVIEW

It's ukulele review day and back with, perhaps, one of the most well known ukulele brands worldwide. It's been a while, but Kala are back with one of their Novelty Series ukes - The KA-WTML Watermelon Soprano.

Kala Novely Watermelon Soprano Ukulele

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28 Jul 2019

aNueNue ANN-UT5K Koa Moon Bird Tenor Ukulele - REVIEW

If there is a ukulele brand that has done nothing but blow me away in the last couple of years, it's aNueNue. They have consistently gained my highest scores so it stands to reason that I'd want to take another look and this week it's something really quite special. The aNueNue ANN-UT5K Solid Koa Moon Bird Tenor.

aNueNue ANN-U5K Koa Moon Bird Ukulele

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14 Jul 2019

Magic Fluke SB20 Solid Electric Ukulele - REVIEW

There is a ukulele brand out there that I have held deep in my heart since I started playing ukulele. That's the Magic Fluke brand from Massachusetts in the USA. I've looked at most of their stuff, but not this one before. The Magic Fluke SB Solid Body Electric.

Magic Fluke SB Electric Tenor Ukulele

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9 Jul 2019

Enya EM-X1 Guitar - REVIEW

I originally said I wouldn't put this on Got A Ukulele. Well, it's not a ukulele, it's a guitar innit? But thought it probably needed a post for posterity..

Enya EM-X1 Guitar

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8 Jul 2019

Got A Ukulele Rants - Online Reviews

Here's a subject that Got A Ukulele readers who follow the channel on Facebook probably see me going on about more than is probably healthy. Shills, marketeers and reviews that are not to be trusted. As a reviewer who strives to be totally impartial, this troubles me.

So.... I recorded the video below..

I don't want it to sound like sour grapes - it isn't. I am just GENUINELY concerned about new buyers being taken in by positivity online for reasons that are not particularly fair. Got A Ukulele will NEVER be bought, be paid (in cash or kind) to write nice things, will shill you, will act as a marketeer. I don't live in a house with hundreds of free instruments - they get sent back.  If they don't want them back they are sold to get more instruments for review and in time when that has run out of steam get given to the local school / charities.  In fact, that  is the ONLY way to offer a fair and real review. You can't fairly review something if you are being given inducements.

All that matters on this site is my own personal uncoloured opinions about instruments. Even if the brands I dearly respect send me something shoddy, I WILL say so and they know this!

Brands that choose to pay for nice words, shilling their customers are making it an unfair playing field for many other brands (new and old) and in time will destroy credibility in the market for all (themselves included). And yes, I KNOW this has always plagued product marketing. Doesn't make it right.

Now I have recorded this, lets hope this is 'therapy' and I don't need to go on about it so much. (I probably still will, because it stinks)...

Go carefully!


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6 Jul 2019

Ortega Keiki K1 Sopranino Ukulele - REVIEW

I am moving to the smaller end of the uke scale this week on Got A Ukulele with a new sub-soprano sized instrument from Ortega Guitars. This is the K1 Keiki Sopranino ukulele.

Ortega Keiki K1 Sopranino Ukulele

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29 Jun 2019

Flight Victoria CEQ Tenor Ukulele - REVIEW

A welcome return to Flight Ukuleles on the site, a ukulele brand I have reviewed several times before and not been let down. In fact with each model I review they seem get better. I will come on to why I think that is in the review, but this is the Victoria CEQ Tenor.

Flight Victoria CEQ Tenor Ukulele

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23 Jun 2019

ZT Baritone Ukulele - REVIEW

Not that long ago I was introduced to the ukulele design skills of Zachary Taylor when I had a chance to try his Tenor model. And what a terrific instrument that was! Since then I have been keen to look at Zachary's own personal favourite scale - the Baritone. Luckily I managed to get one of those on loan.

ZT Baritone Ukulele

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