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Enter the world of the uke lifestyle and its vibrant community.

This special section features a snapshot into the lives of 7 diverse players, including: Julia Nunes, Erin McGrane (of Victor & Penny), Ben Ahn, Brit Rodriguez, Mike Hind, Rio Saito, and Jon Braman. Plus: A guide to where ukers eat and drink and mingle with recipes for you to try at home, and a look at the latest travel trend — uke-themed cruises!

We also have features on Gracie Terzian, a harp ukulele player who is taking the NYC jazz scene by storm; Maui’s very own uke jam band, Kanekoa (pictured below); and the innovative Italian string manufacturer Aquila. Plus visit the Nashville Uke Society and hang out with Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never.



Learn to play Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”; check out our guide to changing strings in 7 steps; and take a lesson in blues fingerpicking.

Gear Reviews include Opal‘s aluminum-framed Hollow Body, Eastman EU80E archtop, and Ortega‘s Lizard-CC-GB.

Subscribers should have their copies in their mailboxes any day now (if they haven’t already arrived).

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