Random collection of ukulele links and information that hasn';'t found a place on the other ukulele pages.
Time, Nov. 28, 1955: According to estimates by the American Musical Conference, the current rankings for numbers of US players by instrument (or type) was as follows: 1st: piano - 19,000,000, 2nd: guitar - 4,000,000, 3rd (tie): all woodwinds and brass - 2,000,000 each, 4th: ukulele - 1,600,000. (link)
See also a related blurb on uke sales: link
Time, March 12, 1928: Honolulu instrument maker George P. Mossman (aka "the Hawaiian Strad") is reported to have created a ukulele that can be heard 1/2 mile away.
( from listing's site ) - ChopSaver is, quite simply, the best lip balm on the planet! It was originally created for musicians – people who use and abuse their lips on a daily basis. ChopSaver Original is 100% all natural. It combines the goodness of herbs with nature’s finest oils and moisturizers like shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil and aloe. Kissed with the essential oils of citrus, ChopSaver soothes your lips like no other product on the market whether you are a musician or not. It’s so good, dermatologists are now recommending it to their patients. ChopSaver – Musician Tested, Doctor Recommended!
Sterling Silver Ukulele Ring
Bad Daddy Records is an independent label that is dedicated to Blues, Soul, Reggae, Roots music and its Artists. In an effort to differentiate itself from other independents, Bad Daddy Records takes a partnership approach with its artists, concentrating on creative development of each artist's music driven by the individual's talent, not by a particular trend.
Bigfoot & Tiki Show
Created by D.J. Coffman
600 Overholt DR
Scottdale, PA 15683
( from artist's site ) - Bigfoot & Tiki. The world’s first sitcom…ic! The story revolves around the “oddest of couples” living together in Big City. First there’s Bigfoot, who grew up as a loner with a wallflower personality. Bigfoot often stood out in a crowd for all the wrong reasons. He was intent on living alone until little Tiki came along, with his laid back, island living lifestyle and “no worries” attitude. Hijinks ensue.
( from listing's site )
More information available on the listing's web site.
(from their site) We are the world's largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since our founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through our established direct business and our growing number of destination retail stores, we offer a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. We also issue the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as our primary customer loyalty reward program.
(from their site) Few, if any, businesses today survive the kitchen-table dreams of their founders, especially in the outdoor industry where businesses come and go with the changing seasons. Yet, the leader in the outdoor equipment business has done just that - survived, grown and prospered from simple beginnings to become the largest mail-order, retail and Internet outdoor outfitter in the world.
D.I.Y. Felt Ukulele Picks
by Howlin' Hobbit
Cool page on making your own felt picks for ukulele.
(from their site) - Kanikapila in style with the versatile, double-ended Kani Ka Pila Klip. Weighing less than 1 ounce, it folds down to less than 4 inches square, fitting easily into a pocket, purse, instrument case, or gig bag. The 4-inch-wide top clip holds music, song cards, chord charts, etc. The coated bottom clip expands to one inch and can clip onto music stands, mic stands, the backs of chairs, and the headstock of most ‘ukuleles, guitars, banjoes, etc. Two sturdy knuckle joints and a two-inch-long extension bar allow you to position things exactly where you need them. Comes with a black velveteen pouch.
( from listing's site ) - Featuring handcrafted Made in Maine furnishings influenced by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other traditional American designs. Each article has been developed with great care to balance functionality, aesthetics and value. Our pieces are primarily crafted from cherry, chosen for its stable nature, its workability and sheer beauty. Every Katahdin product is handcrafted one at a time with the most appropriate joinery methods. Finishes are hand rubbed in the tradition of fine woodworking.
( from listing's site ) - Kuawa Road Productions is a family owned and operated software development firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. We were founded on a mission to create the next generation of mobile software that makes our users’ lives easy, efficient and fun.
( from listing's site ) - Since 1991, Kyser Musical Products has marketed the unique Quick Change capo. The ingenious design, performance and sturdy construction of the easy-to-use capo quickly caught on with musicians. Today it's the best-selling product of its kind and the foundation of a company that grew out of a garage workshop to a worldwide presence applauded for the quality of its products.
( from their site ) - Lele Music Productions (LMP) was founded in 2003. It was our goal to start a record label and release Hawaiian Contemporary music.... the kind of music that will soothe you, relax you, and to appreciate the artistry of our artist to the fullest.
(from artist's site) Moogly Moo (aka Mrs Nipper) has been painting for many years using a variety of media. She is also a keen ukulele player and singer. So it was with great excitment that she combined the two passions and began painting ukuleles. She has been painting ukuleles since the beginning of 2007. All the ukuleles are hand painted at Moogly Moo's home studio in Somerset in the UK.
(from their site) - Rock That Uke is a funky, curiously philosophical cinematic love poem that examines the near mystical allure of the four-stringed underdog of the musical world and the recent surge of alternative and experimental musicians on the American mainland who have taken up the instrument and incorporated the ukulele not just into their raucous and irreverent original compositions, but into a counter cultural/post-punk ethos.
... You may carry one (1) musical instrument in addition to 1 carry-on and 1 personal item through the screening checkpoint. This is a TSA Screening Policy. ... www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1235.shtm
Customized Fluke™ Ukuleles
John Gonzalez is an artist and illustrator with a passion for the ukulele; specifically FLUKE ukuleles.
( from listing's site ) - Hand painted Fluke ukuleles.
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Hand braided mandolin and ukulele straps made to your exact specification.
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