Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kala Solid Acacia Soprano

Look!! The Kala Solid Acacia is on eBay! Go Musicguymic and putting it up for sale-- $229 not bad.

Ok, I'm going to start saving up for it. I'll keep you posted on Twitter if I find out anymore about these Solid Acacian bad boys!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Uketopia Crossword

I'll post the answers soon! Hopefully some of it isn't too impossible to get right.

*1 Down - Brudda

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Uketopia Episode #08

Episode #08 is now up!

Welcome to the Uketopia Podcast!

Open Mic: Uketopia Podcast will follow Tamilisa to Acoustic Music located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. She will be demoing many ukuleles and looking for her very first ukulele. Acoustic Music is located at 857 East 400 South in Salt Lake City. They have a great selection of ukuleles as well as guitars, mandolins, banjos and more! I highly recommend checking out this great music shop when you are in town!

Tips and Tricks with Tamilisa: I’ll be asking Tamilisa advice on jam session etiquette-- oh yes, there is etiquette! If you would like Tamilisa to answer any ukulele or instrument questions, send us an email at:

For more information about our episodes, check out our blog at:

We’re also tweeting at Twitter and you can find us under: Uketopia

Uketopia is looking for sponsors on our podcast so that we can raise some money for some of the travel costs to go to the International Ukulele Ceilidh in Nova Scotia in October. If you are interested in advertising or donating to Uketopia, send us an email to:

Thank you again for supporting us here at Uketopia and keep on strumming!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the next Uketopia Podcast...

Open Mic: Miss Tamilisa is getting her inner uke on and buying her first ukulele! Total surprise and so I thought it best to capture that uber awesome moment! In this impromptu interview, we go to Salt Lake City's Acoustic Music Store and check out the awesome selection of ukes (and some mandolins and banjos too). But she is a happy camper now and strumming away on 4 strings! The big question being... which uke is her first uke?

The Strum: No demo per se, Tamilisa is trying out a bazillion ukes, so it's like a mini demo of everything!

Tips & Tricks with Tamilisa: She will answer more listener questions!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chris the Luthier

Chris shared some of his pictures/plans of the guitar he built. Here is stage one-- looking over the plans!

You can hear about Chris' experience building his first guitar on Episode #07 of Uketopia!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Episode #07

Open Mic: Chris the Luthier

The Strum: Oscar Schmidt OU5LCE

Tips & Tricks with Tamilisa: That funky out of tune C-string

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Upcoming Episode #07

On the next Uketopia Podcast:

Open Mic: I'm chatting with Chris who just recently completed building his classical guitar. Not exactly a ukulele, but his 2 year project is awesome!

The Strum: We'll take a closer look at the Oscar Schmidt OU5LCE - a concert acoustic/electric

Tips & Tricks with Tamilisa: She will be answering listener questions and giving some great advice!

Stay tuned!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Upcoming Episode

Hi All!

It's been quite the hectic week for me (Emily). I just graduated from college last week and now entering the real world-- or at least easing my way in to it! Now that I don't have projects, homework or finals to contend with, this will hopefully open doors to some exciting upcoming episodes.

Just a few things on the upcoming ukulele horizon...

  • Fender has just recently given Uketopia full access to the Fender Pa'ina! I plan to do a full demo of that on video for you all! We did do a segment on it, but this will give us a chance to really go nuts-- maybe use the amp!
  • An episode involving Scottish kilts... yes, kilts
  • More interviews. Rather than listening me yammer on about something, I've been working on lining up some awesome interviews! I've been wanting to get more interaction from ukulele experts, enthusiasts and specialists in the field. Those will be coming soon!
I appreciate all the wonderful feedback I've been getting from fellow uke enthusiasts! I hope that Uketopia has been entertaining for you, as it has been for me producing them. Feel free to suggest any ideas, as I am always open to making it more fun and interesting for uke fans!


P.S. Expect Episode #07 at the end of the week!