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July 4, 2018
A pair of ukes and a rather punchy semi-hollow bass fill out the Hawaiian company's offerings for SNAMM.
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Oscar Schmidt Introduces Uncle Willie K’s New Signature Ukulele

January 20, 2012
The tenor ukulele, designed by Willie K and Avi Rohen, features a body made exclusively from beautiful Hawaiian koa. It is a 5 string ukulele with a low G string, allowing a pure Hawaiian sound.
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L.R. Baggs Announces FIVE.0 Ukulele Pickup System

October 12, 2011
The system combines a custom version of the company''s Element undersaddle pickup with an endpoint preamp and soundhole-mounted volume control.
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Artist Interview - Jake Shimabukuro

December 20, 2010
Premier Guitar catches up with the ukulele phenom from Hawaii and he talks to us about his love for the ukulele, its part in spreading world peace, and his new album "Peace, Love, Ukulele."

In addition, be sure to check out Premier Guitar's feature interview with Jake Shimabukuro in the January 2011 issue -
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Kala U-Bass Review

July 20, 2010
Kala''s Ukulele Bass is a unique instrument that''s capable of producing a number of different type of bass tones
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Specimen Products-In Progress Projects/Prototypes

May 27, 2009
Premier Guitar is On Location in Chicago, IL, where we visit Specimen Products and the Chicago School of Guitar Making. In this video segment, we get to check out some of Ian Schneller (Specimen Products' founder) collection of in-progress projects and prototypes. These ideas and concepts include a mini-Beatle bass for his daughter, ukuleles, hollow-body guitars (Royale) and his famous custom horn speakers (used by Andrew Bird).
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