Ukuleles – Here there and everywhere
One of the first things we noticed was the proliferation of ukuleles at the show. It seemed like everywhere you turned were Hawaiian themed uke displays. All the major guitar manufacturers like Martin, Fender, Gibson, etc are getting into the act but the uke rage is also giving opportunities to many companies that never before had attention before like Kamaka Ukuleles. We passed their booth and heard a great impromptu Jazz Jam session.
We also stopped by at the Vision Music Booth where we played their new line of beautiful Lulu Ukuleles. These were gorgeous instruments with a sweet tone.
We also had the pleasure of meeting “Uncle Zac” Zaccagnino , a veteran Ukulele performer and teacher who was well ahead of this Uke frenzy we are currently in. He is very interested in promoting ukes as instruments for the classroom. The size and simplicity certainly lends itself to something kids could relatively easily pick up and play.