Cavaquinho vs. Ukulele – A Feud in the Family

Cavaquinho vs. Ukulele

The Portuguese cavaquinho is small 4-stringed instrument in the guitar family. A version of the cavaquinho, the machete, is considered the direct precursor to the modern Ukulele. (As a side note, the braguinha, another version of the cavaquinho, is considered the precursor to the machete.) Are you trying to decide between buying a Cavaquinho or …

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 …