On the Cover

Ukulele Ephemera

Special Focus: You and Your Ukes

  • Uke Mania: Filling Out Your Ukulele Collection
  • Storing and Transporting Your Ukes (Humidity care)
  • Build Your Own: Ukulele Classes help people create their own instruments
  • The Aloha Shirt: A history of the aloha shirt, by the definitive author Dale Hope
  • Ukulele Ephemera (classic icons of ukulelelia), By Jumpin’ Jim Beloff

Features and Departments

  • Jake Shimabukuro’s daring new record, plus his side job as a luthier
  • Lil’ Rev, plus a claw hammer lesson
  • Why I Uke: Taimane Gardner
  • Club Uke: Albuquerque Scene, by Heidi Swedberg
  • Uke News: News Roundup
  • Gods of Uke: Ernest Ka’ai, plus a full song of one of his ultimate classics
  • George Formby – a singer of risqué songs who was a favorite of Queen and The Beatles
  • Uke Basics: A classic Irish tune (for St Patrick’s Day), Minor Chord primer, and song structure with “Hey, Good Lookin'”
  • Great Ukes: The Birth of the the Baritone: Favilla and Vega
  • Gear Reviews: Short reviews of the Duke Uke and Gold Tone banjo ukes, Gruv Gear gigbag

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by November 25, 2016
  • Advertising materials due by November 30, 2016
  • Issue on sale January 24, 2017


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