7 Ukulele Highlights -NAMM 2013
What is it about the ukulele that makes it so attractive? The size, or shape? The intimate tone and feel? Maybe those things and hundreds of others. The ukulele is popular for many good reasons. This was very evident at NAMM 2013. So many new makers!! This blog will show you some of the instruments that stuck out for me.
What is NAMM? It stands for National Association of Music Merchants, the main annual music trade show. 4 days of dissonance and claustrophobia.
Still, I love it. Here’s 7 reasons why…
Uke highlights from NAMM 2013~
1. Godin Chambered
MGM samples Multiuke prototypes at NAMM 2013
The Godin company has been making this in a guitar version for many years.
Many guitarists use them on tour because of their their wonderful acoustic tone and live feedback resistance.
2. Mike Dasilva’s red & blue Quilted Super Concerts
Concert body with a tenor Scale.
A thinner body and spruce top add quick response
and ringing sustain that’s a signature to DaSilva’s voicing.
Higher end models are still amazingly affordable. For instance..
All solid! spruce /mahogany tenor is just over $200! or for $350….
Tenor, Solid Sinker Redwood Top, Solid Rosewood Back/Sides, Rope Binding!
4. Pono 2013 will Offer:
2 new models,both Pro-Classic.
The Cedar Macassar,
and the Spruce top, wi ava’ava.
Hawaiian Koa is
being used for bindings &
5. National Resophonic-
Hot Rod of Uke
this 5 string is a favorite in the store now-
7. Kamaka Customs
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