Gear Reviews

Uke Review: Kala Wanderer and Striped Ebony U-Basses

BY E.E. BRADMAN | FROM THE WINTER 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE In the last few years, Kala’s line of U-Basses has made quite a splash. The company’s nearly 20 bass ukulele models—including fretted, fretless, and left-handed models made of mahogany,…



Duke Uke Gold Tone Banjo Ukes

Review: Duke Uke and Gold Tone BU-1 Banjo-ukuleles

The open-back Duke is a tenor-sized model with a mahogany neck, high-density polyethylene rim, and a pickup. Gold Tone’s BU-1 is a concert-sized open-back banjo-uke with a pickup that comes in under $200.