A Beginner's Ukulele Resource Kit

Handy links to learning the ukulele online.

  • 26th
  • February
  • 2011

Custom Derek Yaniger Tiki/Hipster Ukuleles

Derek is a whirlwind of productivity whose loose, free-flowing lines hearken a nostalgia-tinged classic tiki life are a natural continuation of Jim Flora’s 50’s hipsters. He’s designed some fantastic tiki mugs … and adorned a few musical instruments, too, including these ukuleles and bongos.

Tagged: uke ukulele custom handmade art cartoon hipster tiki retro

  • 9th
  • February
  • 2011

Rock ‘em, Soc ‘em Robots… ukulele! (by celetanowoodworks)

(via stephanieb324)

Rock ‘em, Soc ‘em Robots… ukulele! (by celetanowoodworks)

(via stephanieb324)

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Tagged: kit custom ukekele uke diy handmade painted

  • 7th
  • February
  • 2011

John Butler Trio’s Incredible Box-Set Ukulele

Artist/Designer Brittany Kaplan creates exceptional “strong environmental concerns and activism” packaging for John Butler Trio’s Box-Set:

With the idea of creating a box set with minimal waste, the entire piece is made of wood and screen printed with water-soluble inks. The box-set as a whole is functional as a cigar-box ukulele, which highlights the singer, John Butler’s, extraordinary guitar and string instrument abilities which started on the ukulele.

(via Behance Network)

Tagged: custom diy handmade kit painted uke ukekele John Butler

  • 16th
  • December
  • 2010
In keeping with the custom uke theme: Gift Lab #9: An Inspired Ukulele (via theGoods), an account of assembling the “Make Your Own Ukulele" kit that I’d posted a few weeks back. This brief description includes an audio track of the finished product. Really looks fun, eh?

In keeping with the custom uke theme: Gift Lab #9: An Inspired Ukulele (via theGoods), an account of assembling the “Make Your Own Ukulele" kit that I’d posted a few weeks back. This brief description includes an audio track of the finished product. Really looks fun, eh?

Tagged: custom diy handmade kit painted uke ukekele review

  • 25th
  • June
  • 2010

A Matchstick Ukulele? Yup. Jack Hall, “The Matchstick Man”, made this uke from 10,000 new and used matchstick in 1984. Inexplicably, the acoustic guitar is listed as being only 2,000 matchsticks. Just goes to show ya.

This lengthy photo collection and biograph of Jack is also a richly documented and fascinating look into the twentieth century.

Tagged: collector ukeule art kit ukekele painted uke ukulele diy custom handmade

  • 3rd
  • May
  • 2010
Ukulele Books by Peter & Donna Thomas
Shown is a flip book inside the uke’s cavity. You’d be amazed at where they manage to stash other books, and sheet music. One blogger referred to these as “Bookuleles”

Ukulele Books by Peter & Donna Thomas

Shown is a flip book inside the uke’s cavity. You’d be amazed at where they manage to stash other books, and sheet music. One blogger referred to these as “Bookuleles”

Tagged: kit custom ukekele uke diy handmade painted

  • 11th
  • April
  • 2010
Robert Armstrong’s Yowl-a-lele Uke (on Gryphon Stringed Instruments - Bob Armstrong’s Ukes and Guitars)

Robert Armstrong’s Yowl-a-lele Uke (on Gryphon Stringed Instruments - Bob Armstrong’s Ukes and Guitars)

Tagged: kit ukekele painted uke ukulele custom diy handmade

  • 10th
  • April
  • 2010
wow… can I just say “wow!!”? The Complete Ukulele Guide to the Moustaches of the World (by Xylocopa) The inlay work these cats tackle… simply stellar!

wow… can I just say “wow!!”? The Complete Ukulele Guide to the Moustaches of the World (by Xylocopa) The inlay work these cats tackle… simply stellar!

Tagged: kit custom ukekele uke diy handmade painted

  • 31st
  • March
  • 2010
Day of the Dead Art — Ukulele Commission (via David Lozeau)

Day of the Dead Art — Ukulele Commission (via David Lozeau)

Tagged: day of the dead David Lozeau art ukulele kit custom ukekele uke diy handmade painted