View Full Version : What ukulele brand is this?

06-06-2015, 03:34 AM
hey guys i just saw this and it looks very similar to jake's former ukulele which was in the 2005 video that made him famous.. im sure its not a kamaka.. but i think it is made in thailand.. do you guys have any idea what ukulele brand this is or who's the luthier behind this? :) thank you :)



06-07-2015, 09:38 AM
I looked at a couple of his other videos and he never seems to show the headstock. A question was even asked on one of them about the brand, but he never answered.

The Big Kahuna
06-07-2015, 09:45 AM
I'm not even sure that's Jake playing.

06-07-2015, 10:31 AM
I'm not even sure that's Jake playing.

That was my thought too.

06-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Here's Jake playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOQLa3j3OJU

06-07-2015, 11:52 AM
Looks like a Kamaka. It has the two K's on the headpiece.

06-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Here's Jake playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOQLa3j3OJU

Looks like a Kamaka. It has the two K's on the headpiece.

that's a different instrument!

06-07-2015, 03:26 PM
kamaka style bridge, Gilbert tuners on slotted headstock also kamaka Jake model. so most likey a Kamaka if that is Jake playing.

OP why do you says it cant be a kamaka?

06-07-2015, 03:37 PM
For what it's worth, the name on the YT channel is in Japanese and it's Fujihara Shinji - there's little other information but I don't think he's claiming to be Jake, just covering Jake's arrangements. Maybe someone with a YT account can ask him in the comments, あなたのウクレレは どのブランドですか? (What brand is your ukulele? - best I can do in my sadly long-underused Japanese!)

06-07-2015, 04:58 PM
i did not say anything about him being jake.. and im very sure that is no jake and that is not a kamaka.. it just looks like one but doesn't sound like one.. but sounds fairly good :) was just curious :) thank you guys :) and the guy who commented on his videos was me hahaha -Tristan :)

06-07-2015, 05:02 PM
from the wood grain itself, you can tell that is not jake... it just looks fairly similar.. :)

06-08-2015, 01:32 AM
just saw this


an ukulele that looks like a devine.. made in thailand.. dont know what brand :) been searching for smchai ukuleles but cant find anything.. they sound pretty good and they look beautiful :)