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Rakelele
04-06-2016, 08:35 PM
Musikmesse Frankfurt is starting today, Europe's biggest annual trade show for musical instruments. Any of you ukers going? Are there any exciting uke related news?

Here (http://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/ausstellersuche.searchresult.html?q=ukulele&_charset_=UTF-8&start=0) is a link to the official homepage; a search for "Ukulele" brings up the usual suspects: Aquila, Risa and Koki'o, some tuners, cases and stands, some European dealers and some import brands.

Rakelele
04-08-2016, 07:17 AM
Ok, here are some news I found:

Rigk Sauer from Risa is going to produce a u-bass version of a classical upright double bass with arched body and traditional f-holes (article is in German, but check out the picture):

http://www.echo-online.de/wirtschaft/wirtschaft-suedhessen/mit-selbst-entwickelten-novitaeten-behauptet-sich-ukulelen-haendler-risa-aus-gross-umstadt-am-markt_16781163.htm

Martin is presenting their new colored OX Bamboo line:

http://en.audiofanzine.com/ukulele/martin-co/0x-uke-bamboo/news/a.play,n.22534.html

Ortega is promoting their "Hands free percussion", which might be of interest to players of stringed instruments:

http://ortegaguitars.com/product-finder/ukuleles/ukulele/show/Product/rurw-cc-ltd/rurw-cc-ltd/

Any other ukulele related news...?