By Greg Olwell
There’s simply no way to list everyone we love on the popular photo-sharing app, but there are a few accounts that keep posting the good stuff that we love seeing in our @ukulelemagazine feed.
Looking for some favorites of your own? Try searching for hashtags like #ukulele, #ukelele, and #koa.
PLAYERS & TEACHERS
@aaronckeim Musician, author, teacher, ukulele builder, Oregon’s Aaron Keim does it all, but one of the things he’s most known for is building ukuleles. Under his own Bean Sprout brand and for Mya-Moe, Aaron cranks out many ukuleles, which he regularly documents on his page.
@maskedmario Known to many as “Masked Mario,” Mario Takada is a ukulele virtuoso who regularly performs with the Sweet Hollywaiians, a Japanese band with a taste for snappy vintage style and vintage string-band music.
@jhuilele He may not be the most-active ‘Gram user, but ukulele master James Hill is an essential follow.
SHOPS & MAKERS
@blackbirdguitar Made from composites, the ukuleles made by Blackbird Guitars are meant to go anywhere and stand up to any abuse hardcore travelers might throw at them. So, TL;DR version, pretty ukes in pretty locations
@elderlyinstruments Based in Lansing, Michigan, Elderly Instruments is one of the grand-dames of the vintage instrument market and its owner Stan Werbin and staff has deep love for the ukulele. They post many different things, but there is plenty of ukulele love in their feed.