Posts Tagged ‘pocket ukulele’

Ukulele Guy Video Responses (YAY!)

Posted in Ukulele Videos on January 31st, 2011 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So, I'm going to just come right out and admit that I know very little about the inner workings of Youtube.  I mean, I'd always seen these so-called "Video Responses" but I guess I didn't really get it.  It seemed like something that people did to argue more with a political video or something.  Imagine my surprise when I realized that I have two Video responses to my ukulele videos!

I have pretty much been smiling for days.  Anyway, the first video response I ever got was from russelljenkinsfearn and it was actually from a little while back.  He responded to my Kala Pocket Ukulele rendition of Ween's "Help me scrape the mucus off my brain".  In all honesty, his version is better.   Doh!  Anyway, check it out:

My next video response came over this weekend.  It was posted by "TacoBum311" and it was a response to my Eleuke Electric Ukulele version of Halloween by the Misfits.  Their version also features an Eleuke (the pretty sunburst one) and they do a rocking version of the best Misfits song of all time, Hybrid Moments.  Check it out!

Like I said, I feel like a proud father or something. I know it's a little ridiculous but I can't help it. So, if you want to make my freaking day then please post a Video Response to one of my ukulele videos.

New Site Section “Ukuleles by Type”

Posted in Ukulele Deals on April 19th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So, I had an e-mail this morning from a person looking for an 8-string Tenor Ukulele. They weren't having an easy time searching my site for such a uke. Well, I could see why. I pretty much just list Ukuleles by Brand. That is... I did. Until today!

So, now if you are looking to buy (or maybe just look at some pretty pictures of) different types and sizes of Ukuleles, then check out these new sections on the site.

Let me know if you think I'm missing a section.  I actually created a section for Tiple Ukuleles as well, but there was only one listed, so I didn't add that to the my Navigation on the side.  So, if you are looking for a new Ukulele, hopefully this makes your quest even easier.

Kala Pocket Ukuleles starting to appear in the wild!

Posted in Ukulele Deals, Ukulele News on April 14th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

I've been waiting for the Kala Pocket Ukulele to make its appearance "in the wild", so to speak, for a few weeks now.  If you recall, Kala sent me the Acacia model to test and review and I freaking love it.  It's adorable, beautifully made and it sounds fantastic!  But, I've been getting a lot of questions like "Where can I get one?",  "How much will they cost?" and so on.  I had originally heard that list on the Mahogany was going to be around $299 and list on the Acacia was $399.  Yup, don't let the size fool you.  These are beautiful, high quality instruments... they just happen to be teenie tiny.

The first place that I heard about the Kala Pocket Ukulele was Easy Music Center.  I don't see a notice on their site that they have them for sale, yet, but it might be worthwhile contacting them.  (UPDATE: They do have them at Easy Music Center!  In fact, you can even see them in the picture below.  Peter, said if you are interested to just e-mail him at [email protected] and he'll hook you up!  Make sure and remember to mention Ukulele Guy to get the good deal.)  Besides, wouldn't you want to buy a Ukulele from a store that has the WALL OF UKULELES [tm]! ;)  Check it out:

Wall of Ukuleles

Easy Music Center's "Wall of Ukuleles"

But, for those of you who just can't wait, I have seen a few of these beauties popping up on eBay.  So, here's what's currently out there right now.  Good luck!



Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Ukulele with Gig Bag
Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Ukulele with Gig Bag
$174.99
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $174.99

KALA KA PU SSTU SOLID MAHOGANY POCKET UKULELE W BAG AUTHORIZED DEALER
KALA KA PU SSTU SOLID MAHOGANY POCKET UKULELE W BAG AUTHORIZED DEALER
$174.99
Time Remaining: 22d 20h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $174.99

Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Travel Ukulele
Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Travel Ukulele
$226.61
Time Remaining: 25d 12h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $226.61

Kala KA PU SSTU Solid Spruce Pocket Size Travel Ukulele w Gigbag Uke
Kala KA PU SSTU Solid Spruce Pocket Size Travel Ukulele w Gigbag Uke
$174.99
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $174.99

Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Travel Ukulele Uke Sopranissimo  Padded GigBag RRP 179
Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Travel Ukulele Uke Sopranissimo Padded GigBag RRP 179
$195.03
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $195.03

Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Ukulele
Kala KA PU SSTU Pocket Ukulele
$157.99
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $157.99



Video: When I’m Cleaning Windows (with Kala Pocket Uke)

Posted in Ukulele Videos on February 17th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

I finally got a few free minutes during lunch to make a video showing off the Kala pocket ukulele.
I think that the powers that be must have known I only had a few minutes, though because they kept effing with me.  I'd play the song perfectly and the cat would run by and mess it up.  Or, the shot was great and my brain turned off.  It seemed like it was something every time, so finally, I just decided that I was going to do one more and that was it.  Of course my freaking knee was covering the pocket uke the whole time though.  Doh!

Next time I'll be more careful to let you see the uke while I'm playing it.  Anyway, this song is one of my favorites to play (even if I can't always remember all the words) and my son Simon really loves it as well.  He usually sings the chorus with me if he's anywhere near while I play it.  So, that's pretty fun.  He and I have a Ramones cover band also, (we're called "Second Verse, Same as the First") so maybe I can convince him to make some videos with me of that action.

Anyway, if you have ever watched George Formby play this on Youtube then you'll notice that he uses different chords.  I learned it this way and I guess it just stuck so there's no undoing it now.

Video: Kala Pocket Uke Size Comparison

Posted in Ukulele News, Ukulele Videos on February 16th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So, while I'm still going to make a longer video showing off the adorable Kala Pocket Ukulele, I wanted to answer your biggest question first.  So, while I could have just told you that it's 16 inches long, it still might be hard to visualize that, right?  Well, hopefully that won't be an issue after this video.  If it is, I don't want to hear about it ;).

Video Notes:

  • In case you were wondering, I rolled a natural 20 with that die.
  • The Rubik's Cube I show you actually has 6 sides (it's a cube, after all) but each face is 4x4.  Sorry for any confusion about 4-sided cubes and whatnot.

Anyway, here is your size comparison video for the pocket ukulele.

Kala’s Pocket Ukulele – How big is it?

Posted in Ukulele News on February 12th, 2010 by Uke Guy – 3 Comments

So, I got my Kala Pocket Ukulele this morning and I haven't been able to put it down for very long.  It's so freaking fun!  I'm going to make a few videos to show you more about it but I wanted to give you a quick picture to give a sense of scale.  People keep asking me, "Just how small is it?".  Turns out, they were talking about the ukulele.  Hi-yooo!

Anyway, here is a picture of my guitar, baritone ukulele, tenor ukulele, soprano ukulele and the kala pocket ukulele.

More to come soon!

 

Guitar,  Baritone Uke,  Tenor Uke,  Soprano Uke and Kala Pocket Ukulele

Guitar, Baritone Uke, Tenor Uke, Soprano Uke and Kala Pocket Ukulele

Kala Pocket Ukulele (I will kill to get one)

Posted in Ukulele News on January 18th, 2010 by Uke Guy – 8 Comments

So, I was just doing random Google searches for ukulele (as I always do) and I came across a post on EasyMusicCenter.com talking about Kala giving someone a Pocket Ukulele.  Huh?  Pocket Ukulele?  Do you mean a Soprano Uke?  Well, apparently not.  Check out this picture of the Kala Pocket Ukulele.

Kala Pocket Ukulele

Kala Pocket Ukulele

"Dear Kala, How the hell can Ukulele Guy get one of these beauties?"  Seriously, I didn't even see them on the Kala website.  I would consider punching a nun to get a shot at it, that's how desperate I am.  Well.. maybe not a nun, but certainly an old lady dressed in black and white.

If anyone has more information, let me know!