Our favorite show of the year, the Reno Ukulele Festival, is right around the corner. After a very successful show in Palm Springs in February, we hit the ground running and went right back to the shop. And now, after a lot of steady work, we’re ready for Reno with a full inventory of ukuleles. It was fun to meet a lot of new people down in SoCal but it’s back to our roots at the Reno Ukulele Festival. Not so many years ago, it was the very first show we ever attended. With three ukuleles in hand, we went wide-eyed to the festival and had an absolute ball! And we’ve been back every year since.
Now it’s like “old home week” visiting with new and old friends and customers. It’s great to see instruments that we’ve sold in previous years, to see how their “wabi-sabi” finishes are coming along and to hear how their voices have developed. We’ve got new shirts and have added sweatshirts this year so we can outfit our friends and fans. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone. See you all in just a few days!
I’ve got a tattoo electric but its my second one. the first was non-electric the neck was warped, and the saddle was coming off of the top within a week of purchase. To their credit, Dean Guitars RMA’d it and sent me a new one (electric). and i have to say its a pretty good uke. I had to set it up (I do this initially with every worthwhile stringed instrument I own).. adjusted the bridge and nut and lowered the action, i also had some finer ratio tuners added. (grover i think), and restrung. after that ,,, it stayed in tune and was very playable. I was happy.
Then I played a Lanikai ukulele . Not knocking Luna, but.. the playability of an off the shelf Lanikai vs the Luna is tangible. The Luna is a bit darker, the strings seem to have a brighter sound, likely the difference in wood and the kind of bracing. I am aware this is an apple to oranges comparison, but once you take a country boy to the city…
I like my tattoo, I play it all the time… and for the cost, much better than a lot of other ukes.
I would like to play the pineapple ukulele and you has been posted this ukulele looks very nice. I will contact with you very soon.
The sound and feel of your ukulele are the most important aspects. Cost, embellishments, wood, hardware…all of it is meaningless if you don’t like the sound and if it’s not comfortable in your hands. The are our two most important elements when we’re building ukes.