Flea string on ukulele is broken…

The following report appeared in the Winona Republican-Herald, May 18, 1939:

A music store owner told this story… A small boy walked into his shop and said, ‘I want to buy a flea string for my ukulele.’ When the proprietor suggested he meant a “D” string, the boy replied: ‘No, I don’t. When my teacher tunes my ukulele, he sings ‘My-dog-has-fleas’ and it’s the flea string that is broken.’

And so it was.

Published in: on June 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

DIY Blackwood (wattle) ukulele

This is my home make ukulele with very thin top wood (1.3mm thickness on average). It is also very loud if strummed vigorously. At the moment I’m playing safe and not tuning it above F Bb D G.

Published in: on June 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

Yet another homemade ukulele

This homemade uke has a huon pine top, a Queensland maple neck and headstock, a rosewood bridge, all based around a cheap tambourine body.

Published in: on June 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,