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Ukuleles made from man-made materials have been around since the genius luthier Mario Maccaferri turned his considerable talents and inventiveness away from inventing the plastic clothespin to develop the wonderful Islander line of plastic ukuleles. Though many of these pieces of mid-century kitsch Americana are now collectible, these plastic ukes made in the ’50s were real instruments and sound good.


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Check out our review of the durable plastic Outdoor ukulele above.