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Choosing Between Solid Wood vs Laminate For An Acoustic-Electric Ukulele

One of the big questions when buying any ukulele is whether to go with one made of solid wood or laminate. This is especially true of acoustic-electric ukuleles, because people are more likely to want to play them in public and want the best sound possible.

Conventional wisdom says that solid wood is better, but this isn’t necessarily true for an acoustic-electric ukulele. This article will discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as a great compromise between the two that might be the best solution for you.


How You Should Pronounce Ukulele

It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but this is a debate that can spark a riot at any ukulele convention: how do you pronounce ukulele, YOO-kuh-lay-lee or OOO-koo-lay-lay? The pronunciation of “ukulele” can get surprisingly complicated, and carries with it a lot of interesting history.

So, how do you pronounce ukulele? Well, first, we need to start with how Hawaiians pronounce it!

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Using An Internal vs External Ukulele Pickup

There are many different kinds of pickup, and it can be tough deciding what kind to get. One big decision is whether to go for an installed pickup in your ukulele, or just get an external one that clips or stick on. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option, and it’s good to ask yourself a few questions before deciding.

This article will go through the top things you should consider before buying either an external pickup for your ukulele, or one to install permanently.


Acoustic Electric vs Solid Body Electric Ukulele

If you want to plug in and rock out, you need an electric ukulele. There are a lot of great electric ukuleles on the market today, and one of the biggest decisions is whether to go with an acoustic-electric or solid body electric ukulele. There are benefits and drawbacks to each one, and what works for one person won’t necessarily work for another one.

This article will walk you through the most important questions you need to ask yourself before deciding which option is best for you.

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