So, as you might have noticed this morning, if you follow me on Twitter that is, I discovered a rad little solid body electric ukulele. Or, that is to say, I discovered a whole bunch of them made by EleukeUSA. Frankly, I was a little embarrassed that I hadn't discovered them much earlier. Especially considering that they sell them on Amazon and, again, if you follow me on Twitter you will know that I'm obsessed with tweeting random Amazon ukulele-related items. (Ukulele Salad Tongs anyone?)
Anyway, I've talked with the good folks at EleukeUSA and they are going to send me one to test drive! I think I'm getting the K-Series Blue Ukulele. Here's a picture of this little beauty:
They have quite a few styles available, though, check out all of Eleuke's Solid Body Electric Ukuleles on Amazon. Another one that really dig the look of, is the Eleuke Mahogany Electric Uke. It looks like something that Les Claypool would play (that is, if he played Ukulele). Here's a picture:
I know what you are thinking, though? What does a $200-250 electric ukulele sound like? Well, here's an answer, in video form. This is Pedro da Silva pretty much melting faces with an Eleuke (Mahogany, I think?).
When I get my hands on my Blue K-Series, I'll definitely make some videos for everyone to check out. Don't expect such proficient wizardry as Pedro, though. But, I think I will test drive it through my Fender SuperAmp and all of the effects pedals I use when I play guitar in my Heavy New Wave band. So, that'll be fun! It will surely be my loudest video to date, anyway. 😉
Anyway, expect more posts about Eleuke in the coming days. I'm pretty intrigued by the MP3 input on the Uke. I'm trying to think of weird ways in which to make use of that. So, hopefully I'll have it figured out by the time I test drive it.
Here's more information for those who are interested.
EleukeUSA Website: http://www.eleukeusa.com
EleukeUSA Twitter: http://twitter.com/eleuke
EleukeUSA Facebook: http://facebook.com/eleuke