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Monday, 13 February, 2006

Tiny Uke
(with comments)

KoAloha Ukulele designed what is perhaps the world's smallest playable ukulele: Family's love for the ukulele started small.

Alvin Okami's KoAloha Ukulele factory all started with the idea for a tiny 5 1/2-inch novelty ukulele that can be tuned and played.

(Thanks DrBob)


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  1. By concertinist. Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @08:23am:
    I hear the bottom strings have now snapped on this model

    http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?language=english&type=article&article_id=218392153

    making it the world's smallest ukulele.
  2. By concertinist. Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @08:29am:
    I don't know why the link doesn't work as pasted in. It stops at =english. If you copy &type=article&article;id=218392153 on to the end, you should get there. Might not be worth it.
  3. By Dave (TDC). Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @09:40am:
    The king of the Uke has to George Formby

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Formby
    http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/

    No-one else takes it really seriously.
  4. By concertinist. Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @09:51am:
    A great example of ukulele not taken seriously
    http://www.polyjesters.com/

    Check out the cuts. I love this stuff. The clips are more generous at http://cdbaby.com/cd/polyjesters2
  5. By 12-stringer. Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @12:39pm:
    An absolutely amazing example of ukulele taken very seriously: Jake Shimabukuro, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    ...which J-Walk originally turned me (us) on to last June: Midnight Ukulele Disco -- quite a mixed bag of styles, techniques, and talent (but you can't go wrong with any of Jake's stuff).

    Gives a whole different meaning to "yeah, I play a little ukulele..."
  6. By meg_mac. Comment posted 13-Feb-2006 @02:36pm:
    'oh i wanna get back to that little grass shack' . as a kamaaina every time i hear uke music i get this warm and soft feeling. really takes me back to maui!
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