Summer 2013 News: Ibanez, Epiphone, Eastman …

I was recently browsing the websites of some guitar makers and discovered some interesting changes I wanted to share. Website updates can reflect new models, discontinuing old models and just changing the look and way they market their products. So here’s some news about small jazz guitars from Ibanez, Epiphone… More

Resonator Instrument Makers

Style O Single Cone, Biscuit Bridge, Resonator Guitar

Makers of resonator guitars, mandolins and ukuleles, like all musical instrument companies, come and go. Some have long histories and are dedicated to the instruments they make and others make the instruments only as long as resonators seem to be in vogue. Here’s a survey of who is making or… More

Baritone Ukulele Strings with Mixture of Stainless Flatwound and Plain Nylon

flatwound guitar strings

I was fascinated to discover ukulele strings composed of two stainless steel flatwound strings for the 4th and 3rd strings. These were combined with two plain clear nylon strings for the two high strings. This is another set from Southcoast ukulele. The strings are the G650 Lineear String set. The… More

C Tuning with Low G on Baritone, All Plain Strings

clear nylon ukulele string

Southcoast Ukulele makes a nylon set of strings for baritone ukuleles with no wound strings (i.e., all plain strings). I have had these on my cheapo baritone for several months. Right after I made the video (below) I tried out a different set of strings from Southcoast for the baritone…. More