An Old “Camp Line” Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele Catalog

An Old "Camp Line" Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Here’s an image of an old catalog offering “Camp Line” brand ukuleles and Banjo ukuleles (along with mandolins and guitars): The text reads: Camp Line of Ukuleles, Mandolins, and Guitars Nothing similar is offered elsewhere, as they are exclusive patented products. Read the descriptions. Great care has been given to the manufacture of all instruments; …

Pineapple Ukulele vs. Standard – The Body Shape Showdown

Pineapple Ukulele vs. Standard - The Body Shape Showdown

Thinking about buying a ukulele but can’t decide if you want to go with the standard, traditional, “figure eight” regular body shape or the more quirky pineapple shape? Or maybe you’re just curious about the differences between these two styles and how they came about? Either way, buckle up and prepare for The Ultimate Ukulele …

Pre-1930’s Gibson Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Pre-1930's Gibson Banjo Ukulele Catalog

Here are a couple of catalog images, dating from the pre-1930’s, advertising the popular Gibson UB series of Banjo Ukuleles: Image 1: This first advertisement announced the release of the “new” model UB-4 Banjo-Ukulele. The text reads: You’ll Enjoy Playing A Gibson Ukulele or Ukulele-Banjo Just what you have been looking for– Something New for …

A Sixth-Grader Discovers His Family’s History with The Ukulele

A Sixth-Grader Discovers His Family's History with The Ukulele

The following was written by a sixth-grade student in Hawaii. He researched his family’s involvement/experience with the Ukulele coming to Hawaii from Portugal for a school project. First, to give some background, there’s a brief history of the Ukulele in Hawaii titled “The Jumping Flea”, followed by the student’s project titled “The Taro Patch Fiddle”: …