Mahalo, Baby! April 25, 2012Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Music, Toys, Uncategorizable.
My dear sister is about to have her mumble, mumble birthday and recently expressed interest in an ukulele as a new musical experiment. I thought I would spring for it, and enjoy watching her squirm on the end of a ukulele string (sorry, Sis) like a pinned insect.
Seriously, ukuleles seem to have as much variety as the insect kingdom, and that’s just the low-end models (the expensive models and brands will be the subject of a more exp
eansive article as soon as I find that bag of diamonds to fund my research).
What I did find is a brand of low-cost ukuleles with a certain, uh, charm: Mahalo makes delightfully outre designs for their ukes, like these eye-catching numbers:
I admit I got so distracted I forgot to actually order one, so my dear sister will be disappointed on her birthday. We regret the omission.
Exciting update: This was on BoingBoing. It’s not a mahalo uke.