Greg Olwell

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Collecting Vintage Ukulele Catalogs

When it comes to ukuleles, many things can be directly thought of as accessories, from clip-on tuners to decorative straps. One favorite is collecting old catalogs.


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.

How Iggy Pop and David Bowie Wrote a Classic on Ukulele

By Greg Olwell Long before its massive drum beat and sing-along chorus started to show up in ads for Carnival cruise lines and movies like Trainspotting, Iggy Pop’s anthem “Lust for Life” was one of the best-loved results of his ongoing…