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Kala Unveils New Ukuleles, Guitarlele, and Tenor Guitar


Ukuleles and guitars come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the two are merged to make instruments that don't fit squarely in either category. At this year's summer NAMM show, Kala Brand Music showed Ukulele contributor Mark Kemp a few nifty hybrid instruments, as well as a some of the company's latest uke models.

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Kids Power Hampshire, England, Ukulele World Record Attempt


The kids are alright, and may have helped make ukulele history. If Hampshire, England's bid to best Yokohama, Japan, as the record holder for the largest ukulele strum-along in history is validated you can credit a large number of school kids. "There were over 2000 school children there making up the bulk of the participants," Jessica Andress [...]

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Hampshire, England, Awaits Word on Ukulele World Record Bid


Did they or didn't they? The verdict is not yet in on whether Hampshire, England, has broken the Guinness Book of World Records mark set by Yokohama, Japan, for the largest ukulele jam in history. To etch its name in the fabled book, 2,135 or more strummers needed to assemble earlier today at the Southhampton [...]

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Now Available in Our Store: Beautiful Gifts from Kooky Uke!

My Dog Has Fleas Tote Bag

We're thrilled to offer greeting cards, t-shirts, and totes from Kooky Uke! Read all about Kooky Uke founder and owner Julia Heatherwick and the mission behind her brand here. "I believe if more people played music (especially the ukulele) there would be peace on earth," she says, "Spread the uke love." We here at Ukulele are certainly in [...]

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Redemption Songs: LP Returns to the Stage With a Martin Uke in Tow


For the incomparable singer known as LP, redemption comes with four strings. After disappointing record sales sent her into a decade-long hiatus, during which she penned hit songs for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Backstreet Boys, LP (born Laura Pergolizzi) has returned with her first full-length album since 2004’s Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol. This time around, [...]

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Ukulele Stars Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel Get Engaged


Some very happy news from our friends Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel: the ukulele power couple are tying the knot. Chee publicly announced the news via a Facebook status change on Sunday, July 6, and Ukulele magazine wrote about the couple's love in our Summer issue. On behalf of everyone here, we'd like to add [...]

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