Although Mike “Uncle Elvis” Hind has only been playing ukulele for a few short years, he’s developed a sterling reputation as an engaging, entertaining performer. Now, the Bermuda-based musician is adding ukulele designer to his resume. Moku Ukuleles has announced the Mike Hind Signature Series, to be unveiled at the upcoming 2015 NAMM show.
“Mike Hind and I met at uke fests in the past, then finally had a meeting at NAMM last year and decided to work on an eight-string uke, per Mike’s request,” says Moku’s Mike Mulqueen. The Mike Hind Signature Series model is an eight-string wide-body tenor uke constructed of solid African mahogany and equipped with a Fishman Sonitone pickup system. Says Mulqueen, “This Moku uke is built for gigging. The wide body definitely gives tons of projection, and the mahogany has a warm, old-timey tone to it.”